Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 8/14/14

Everybody has an opinion regarding the recent events happening in St. Louis, some are outraged, some have been quiet and some have started taking matters into their own hands. Like other athletes, Gilbert Arenas expressed himself via social media on the killing of Mike Brown and he was not happy about the looting or the presence of Civil Rights leader, Rev. Al Sharpton. Via Necole *******:   Arenas held NO punches. Calling him a “Thot” may have been a bit strong, but Arenas felt it was necessary for his audience to see the extreme he felt Sharpton was going.  The killing of Michael Brown has brought out a lot of emotions of not just African Americans but everybody, its a time where civil liberties have been compromised and the promise of this country words are failing. Never should anyone feel in fear of the people who are hired to protect us from evil, never should a race have to question “What do I do to keep my child safe?” This isn’t just a war on a minorities but the war of this country. Race has been an ugly stain of our past and it continues to hunt us; and by “us” I mean everyone. We all suffer. I hope the parents of Michael Brown find peace in this difficult time and I hope with all these uprisings and emotions don’t fall next month. Equality has to be pursued and you have to be relentless, you have to be tired, you have to want it. We all have to want it. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -MLK, Jr.

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