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The Only Girl On Amherst High School’s Volleyball Team Who Won’t Kneel For The Anthem Is What REAL Bravery Looks Like

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It’s been said that the misguided ding-dongs who are still kneeling during the National Anthem are brave for what they are doing. But in reality the bravest of the brave is the one girl on Amherst Regional High School’s volleyball team who IS NOT kneeling for the National Anthem……

MassliveAs the Amherst girls volleyball team warmed up for its Monday game against Pittsfield at Amherst Middle School, the top-ranked Hurricanes were focused on maintaining their undefeated record. They did that handily, sweeping the Generals 3-0 (25-10, 25-20, 25-19) to improve to 16-0 on the season. However, as the Hurricanes continue to make a statement on the court with their performance, they’re committed to making one unrelated to volleyball — one part of a larger discussion. On Oct. 7 before a road game at Minnechaug, all but one of Amherst’s 11 players kneeled during the national anthem in protest of police treatment of minorities in America. The idea took hold at a team sleepover.

“We were just talking about all the violence and things that are going on to people who are minorities and how they’re being discriminated against and being treated very unfairly,” junior Teya Nolan said.

Amherst took the idea of kneeling, started last month by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and used it in hopes of starting a dialogue about police relations in the U.S. Kneeling during the anthem has become a widespread form of protest, and Amherst chose the gesture because it’s easily recognizable.

“If anything, it kind of speaks to how it has impacted many different people, how it’s come down from pro-level football to (the) high school level,” junior Claire Basler-Chang said. “So people everywhere are noticing it, people everywhere are recognizing it.”

For junior Amina Torres, who is black, kneeling felt like a form of catharsis.

“Immediately after I did it, it felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders,” she said.

Senior Megan Rice was the one player who did not kneel. Although she respected her teammates’ right to protest, she did not feel comfortable with the method of protest.

“My father is a police officer and both my grandparents served,” Rice said. “One served in Korea, one served in Vietnam and I just want to respect them. I totally understand why (my teammates) do it, and I’m not trying to demean their decisions or anything.”

 

Amherst volleyball has played the national anthem only at special home games, such as senior night or playoff games, long before the team’s decision to kneel. The Hurricanes’ next game is Wednesday at Frontier, where the Red Hawks play the anthem before each game. Amherst plans to continue kneeling there, with their right hands on their hearts and their left hands on the shoulder of the player next to them. Rice and Schmitt will stand, with the players next to them holding their hand to show unity.

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Ahh yes, the faces of oppression. Fixing racism in America one knee at a time. Seriously though, the goal of this is to draw attention towards alleged racism in order to force the system to change right? Sooooooo….the longer it goes on, the bigger failures they all become right? I mean, what’s taking so long? Haven’t you guys fixed racism yet? It has to end at some point doesn’t it? If you stop doing this and racism isn’t fixed, don’t you just look like an incompetent moron who can’t get the job done? But if you keep doing it and racism isn’t fixed, you also look like an incompetent moron who can’t get the job done. So at the end of the day there’s no getting around it – if you’re kneeling during the Anthem you are an incompetent moron.

This quote right here says it all:

“We were just talking about all the violence and things that are going on to people who are minorities and how they’re being discriminated against and being treated very unfairly,” junior Teya Nolan said.

Wait….what? This poor girl has absolutely no idea what she’s talking about. All the “violence and things that are going on to people who are minorities.” Oh you poor thing. Here’s a graph that breaks down the “violence and things” that she is referring to:

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This comes directly from the FBI. As you can see, the majority of people who are treating black people “unfairly” are other black people. That’s just a scientific fact. They are not being discriminated against by the police, and they certainly aren’t being treated unfairly. When cops mess up and kill someone they are immediately suspended and are brought to court to face a grand jury. If there is evidence to bring them to trial (such as with the Walter Scott shooting or the Tulsa incident) then the cops get brought up on charges and both the state and defense present their cases to a judge and jury. That’s the very definition of justice, and the exact opposite of oppression and discrimination.

Here’s a quote directly from the Town of Amherst’s website:

The Town of Amherst, located in the lovely Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, is a diverse, inclusive community offering numerous educational and cultural opportunities. Host to Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the Town enjoys a tradition of open, professional, and high level of government services, quality education, support for open space and agriculture, and respect for its history”

Diverse? Inclusive? Cultural opportunities? Wow, sounds like a really oppressive way to live. Especially for the 5% of people who are of color and have to live in this land of tolerance and inclusivity. The horror of it all!!

Anyway, like we said, the real “brave” one is this girl:

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Megan Rice. She alone has chosen not to be a mindless drone who takes a knee because it’s suddenly the cool thing to do. Not coincidentally she was recently named the Masslive Athlete of the Week:

Megan Rice, Amherst volleyball: Senior had three big games for the 10-0 Hurricanes. Posted 10 kills, two blocks and seven digs against Frontier on Sept. 26. Registered 10 kills, two aces and five digs vs. Longmeadow on Sept. 30. Tallied nine kills and three aces in a playoff-clinching win over Belchertown on Oct. 1.

But seriously, this is brave, especially in a towns like Amherst, Leverett, and Pelham, because there are so many hippies who have completely bought into this anti-police movement. And there’s nothing they like to do more than call people racist. That’s why this is brave. Because by choosing to be the ONLY one to stand for the Anthem, she is opening herself up to being called a bigot. And she doesn’t care, because she respects the police and her country, AND she’s still wicked good at volleyball.

I will say this thought – I can SOMEWHAT give these girls a pass for their misguided decision. Because they’re really good. If you’re 16-0, do whatever you want. The problem with people like Kaepernick, and Arian Foster taking a knee, is that they suck. You play to win the game. That’s why Muhammad Ali could say whatever he wanted about America and still get a pass. Because he was a winner. When you win you can express your opinions and we will humor you. When you’re a loser and you’re wasting time expressing your opinions instead of figuring out a way to become a winner, that’s when we start crapping on you.

At the end of the day it did get people to pay attention to girls high school volleyball, which is the only thing this meaningless protest will ever accomplish.

 

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16 Comment(s)
  • Wabbitt
    wabbitt
    October 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    10 white girls and 1 black girl. Looks like the picture of oppression to me. And I’m willing to bet that the black girl’s family makes more in a year than I’ll make in the rest of my life.

  • j
    October 19, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Mohammad Ali was a draft dodger .. as all the other men were going to protect his ass he said i caint gight cause it against my religion. oh which he conveniently changed to muslam just shortly before ……. loser ass didn’t do shit for this country dick

  • John Bernard
    October 18, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Problem with the article and the large graph shown to back up the claim that those protesting for black lives don’t have a case. Black Lives Matter isn’t about white people murdering black people. It’s about the POLICE murdering black people at a disproportionate level and having no systems in place to hold them accountable in the United States justice system. The numbers shown above in the graph are irrelevant and misleading to someone who wants to really grasp the amount of people of color murdered each year by the police. Next time do your research.

    • Matthew D'Agostino
      October 18, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      “Black Lives Matter isn’t about white people murdering black people”
      Precisely. Black-on-black murder is how an overwhelming majority of blacks are killed. This is where the problem lies, although BLM and SJW would lead you to believe otherwise.

      “The numbers shown above in the graph are irrelevant and misleading to someone who wants to really grasp the amount of people of color murdered each year by the police”
      In what context are these statistics irrelevant? How is this information misleading? I think at this point pretty much everyone recognizes the validity of this information, although some people choose not to acknowledge it. Its better to use the whites as a scapegoat, which is odd because most of the people pushing this agenda are white SJW

      “It’s about the POLICE murdering black people at a disproportionate level and having no systems in place to hold them accountable in the United States justice system.”
      Because its not like the article disputed this or anything.

      • BobnMic
        October 19, 2016 at 2:30 am

        Ok so look there Gilligan. Step back and take a deep breath. Take a sip of coconut juice and stare at Ginger’s boobs. Or for that matter Mary Ann’s boobs. Always a toss up with those two.

        Mrs. Howell? Nah. She can make make me a fucking sandwich if she wants while Thurston takes a fucking nap on a pile of 20s. Which in today’s value would amount to maybe a new fucking gutter guard system or a new lawn mower or a George Foreman grill.

        That’s about it. But Skipper is cool as well as the Professor…

        • BobnMic
          October 19, 2016 at 5:01 am

          Ginger and Mary Ann. Seriously – All they needed was a Brazilian Wax prior to the ship S. S. Minnow launch – The ship ran aground on the shore of “an uncharted desert isle” (in the south Pacific Ocean).

          Mrs. Howell – I’ll take a grilled cheese and tomato please. Thank you. And a fucking beer. Make it 12 thank you.

          Sad – The hotties had MAJOR bushes back then. Fucking forests. They should have been like the hotties of today. Zero bush and all kinds of smiles from all men on planet earth.

          Even the Skipper and Thurston who always looked like they had not had a boner in a million years would have LOVED that.

          So rescue them? Why?….

          • Tommy Chong
            October 20, 2016 at 2:46 pm

            Are you high?

    • John Galt
      October 19, 2016 at 10:54 am

      Bernard has a point. A more telling graph would show that blacks make up of the nation’s violent crimes.

  • Fatfingr Lou
    October 18, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Before winning the war, you have to win the battle and then the campaign, but it all starts with one brave soldier standing up and firing in a skirmish.

    This young lady is just what we need.

    Kick some ass Miss Megan Rice!

  • JRod
    October 18, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    One thing sums up this entire article…..Amherst

  • Reddog
    October 18, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Freedom moochers

  • Joe Max
    October 18, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    She does have it going on for sure. Especially in Amherst and all the high school peer-pressure. Would not be surprised if the ever-so open and liberal lemmings. Retaliate against her in some way. You know, it’s part of the coexist PC thing ?

  • Publius
    October 18, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Kneeling is idiotic. So yesterdays news and did nothing but hurt whatever cause it was that started it.

  • Ed Augustus
    October 18, 2016 at 11:46 am

    I do a lot of kneeling.

    • Jim "The Godfather" McGovern
      October 18, 2016 at 11:50 am

      Yeah you do…

  • Anonymous
    October 18, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Reminds me of South Park

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