With the wave of activism in the US and more hashtagging and t-shirt activism over “I can’t breathe” a cop has taken them all on with his own shirt,
In recent weeks, we have seen basketball players go on the court for warm ups before games wearing t-shirts that say, â€śI Canâ€™t Breathe.â€ť In fact, the entire Phoenix Suns basketball team entered the court earlier this week wearing the t-shirts. NBA stars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James also participated in making a statement by wearing the shirt. This is their way of showing support and bringing attention to the death of Eric Garner in New York.
While the police officer involved in the arrest during which Garner suffered a health emergency and subsequently died was not indicted in his death, some on both sides of the political aisle find aspects of what happened troubling. However, one fact that has been virtually hidden is that although the arresting officer was white, the entire situation was supervised by a black, female sergeant.
Itâ€™s no coincidence that the â€śI Canâ€™t Breatheâ€ť t-shirts being worn are black with white lettering as many, including MSNBCâ€™s Al Sharpton, have tried to turn the issue into a racial one despite the fact that both Garnerâ€™s wife and daughter do not believe that race had anything to do with his death. Â Â Read more »