Sean Hannity and guest criticize athletes' "obsession" with "so called" equality because "not very many" unarmed black men were killed by police last year
Larry Elder: "17 unarmed black men were killed by the police last year. 17. That is not very many"
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From the October 18 edition of Fox News' Hannity:
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SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Meanwhile looks like professional athletes and their obsession with so-called "social justice in the workplace" is now spreading to the NBA. On the opening night of the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers locked arms during the anthem and Lebron James even wore sneakers with the words "equality" written on them. Joining us now is radio talk show host, he's nationally syndicated Larry Elder, civil rights attorney Daryl Parks. I thought Roger Goodell wimped out today. This is the same NFL, Larry, as we've been discussing. You can't honor slain police in Dallas after the tragedy last year, you can't, on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, can't put the date on your cleats, "never forget." So why is the NFL, why now are other sports defying what the American people are saying loudly they don't want, politicizing sports this way?
LARRY ELDER: It's a good question. It's also a good question about why the players, irrespective of how they feel about racism, about Donald Trump, and how Donald Trump in their opinion dissed Colin Kaepernick. Wouldn't you think they wouldn't want to take a baseball bat to a very successful business model? The NFL is probably the most successful sports business in the world. They are losing patrons, they're losing fans. And fans also, Sean, double as taxpayers. Jerry Jones got $300 million from taxpayers to build the stadium that he later on sold for a profit. They are taking a baseball bat to a very successful business model. The bottom line is this, Colin Kaepernick did this because of his perception of police brutality. In 2015 according to The Washington Post, there were 250 black people that were killed by the police, 500 whites. I dare say most of the people in your audience can't name a single one. My point is when it happens as it happens rarely, of course the media goes into a frenzy over this.
One more quick thing. 17 unarmed black men were killed by the police last year. 17. That is not very many. As opposed to 5,000 blacks killing other blacks. Mostly young black men killing other young black man.