The June Swoon? For anyone who has heard of the term, one origin comes from US Baseball. It has referred to a team whose fortunes swung so badly in matter of one month. Among the teams that have the term referred to them are: Chicago Cubs and SF Giants.
However, I am continuing my series of posts honoring those brave individuals that have or continue to make a difference.
Thus, I am saluting the athletes who dared to challenge the status quo over the last year. When someone, in the public eye, takes a stand against repression and bigotry — they need recognition. Some may argue – athletes make too much money and it does not make a bit of difference if they stand or kneel. Well, for those who wondered whether athletes are looked up by children– they certainly are admired by children.
Most of us grew up following a baseball, football, or a basketball team– and many wanted to emulate the players.
However with the uproar of some– certain, present day athletes have made it a point to protest against violence against people of color. Not only that — it has caught the attention of team owners and unsavory politicians. The powers-that-be don’t want to controversy to mark their precious reputations.
Oh– how will they make it to heaven?? Not only that – they act like they own the players outright….. Oh, what will they do??
“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” Wilma Rudolph
JUNE will salute the athletes who have made a difference!