Protest in sports wasn't limited to the NFL or the Rams... And the issue was bigger than Mike Brown. It was about decades of tax abatements and subsidies going to fund entertainment for the affluent at the expense of poor black people.... decades of gutting St. Louis public schools out of accreditation and diverting resources into more affluent communities.
While black misleadership was backing Ballpark Village and a $2 billion stadium deal, the black community was pushing back, taking it to Ballpark Village in and outside the stadium. These pics tell it all... Darren wasn't gonna allow the affluent to sit in comfort. This young sista outside the stadium wasn't gonna let this racist steal her claim, she held on to that flag and beat him over the head with it... something black misleadership fears/dodges at every turn.