An Undefeated Conversation: Athletes, Responsibility, and Violence

Jemele Hill hosts a roundtable discussion in featuring athletes, police & community leaders on responsibility and gun violence.

  Marcellus Wiley speaks at “An Undefeated Conversation: Athletes, Responsibility, and Violence” on August 25, 2016 at the South Side YMCA in Chicago, Illinois. Four panels made up of community members, athletes and journalist talked about the issues of gun violence, solutions and the roles that athletes have to help the solve the issues.   Brent Lewis/The Undefeated

Marcellus Wiley speaks at “An Undefeated Conversation: Athletes, Responsibility, and Violence” on August 25, 2016 at the South Side YMCA in Chicago, Illinois. Four panels made up of community members, athletes and journalist talked about the issues of gun violence, solutions and the roles that athletes have to help the solve the issues. Brent Lewis/The Undefeated

dang E rous

dang E rous

The dangerous E's: Entitlement, Egocentrism, Ethnocentrism & Essentialism.

I tend to take things at face value while also allowing others to live. A self-reference approach, where I regularly use "to-me" language, reminding myself and others of the self-locality of my views and to explicitly affirm the rights of others to hold their own.  

Science.

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Unknown Black Male

Unknown Black Male

My story is familiar to many other unknown black males across these united of states. I’ve had my share of police stops with those charged to protect and serve. In most cases where I was responsible; speeding, failure to appear (long story) I was treated fairly – I believe it is worth mentioning that these interactions came from State Troopers and Sheriffs Deputies.

My experience with local police has always been unsettling.

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♫ Light of the Seven

Winter is Coming 

"I do things because they feel good. I drink because it feels good. I killed my husband because it felt good to get rid of him. I fuck my brother because it feels good to feel him inside me. I lie about fucking my brother, because it feels good to keep our son safe from hateful hypocrites. I killed your High Sparrow and all his little sparrows, all his leptons, all his septa, all his filthy soldiers, because it felt good to watch them burn. It felt good to imagine their shock and their pain. No thought has ever given me greater joy."  - Cerise to Septa Unella

Perspective Vs. Fantasy

Perspective Vs. Fantasy

Perspective

The appearance of objects in depth as perceived by normal binocular vision. The proper or accurate point of view or the ability to see it with or without a correct or sensible understanding of something’s true importance.

Fantasy

The creative imagination; unrestrained fancy. A capricious or fantastic idea; a conceit. An imagined event or sequence of mental images such as a daydream, usually fulfilling a wish or psychological need.

Summer time. I'm looking out the window while working, attempting to put things into perspective and becoming bored with routine and the banal.

I choose fantasy.

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Brain Dump

Brain Dump

Brain (Brian) Dump 

Currently listening to Justin Beiber (mute your dissent) and this verse goes so hard.

♫ Focus ain't the same if the picture ain't got you in it. In every line my emotions ain't the same if it ain't about you, I don't get it. Ever since the beginning now, you had that effect on me. All I wanna do is you, oh. I mean that so literally. Don't nobody go harder than you. All of the angels must be lonely now, without you.

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