Last night’s Fox News Special, featuring Harris Faulkner, highlighted a major distinction between the Democrats’ symbolism vs. President Trump’s positive actions. This difference was best highlighted during a heated discussion between Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and retired NFL star Herschel Walker.

During their discussion, things got feisty. “Walker, a known supporter of Trump, challenged the NFL and the NBA’s decision to incorporate the phrase ‘Black Lives Matters’ on their fields and sports jerseys, arguing ‘some people may not believe in BLM.'” I’m old enough to remember the USFL. Trump signed Herschel Walker after his junior season.

The Cuban-Walker dispute is about 28:00 into this video:

Right before that is Harris Faulkner’s interview with Sean Hannity. That’s the best part of the show. But I digress. Back to Cuban-Walker. The NBA is painting Black Lives Matter on the arena floor. That sounds good but it’s a divisive statement. Cuban tried justifying it this way:

Herschel, they’re not mutually exclusive. Every life matters but when someone is in trouble you address them first. The Black community has had issues and I think, you know, systemic racism has been here for generations and it’s not going away unless we do something about it.

That’s a cop-out in my estimation. There’s a bigger problem within the black community that’s been there for a generation or more. Black-on-black crime is killing far more African-Americans each year than police shoot in a decade. It’s worse than that though. It’s worse than that when little children like Secoriea Turner, an 8-year-old in Atlanta, gets shot while sitting in the back seat of her mom’s car. Why don’t those lives matter to the activists?

Rather than supporting an organization titled Black Lives Matter, which is a symbolic gesture, why doesn’t the NBA start an organization called All Black Lives Matter. Forget about the NFL contributing $250,000,000 over 10 years to address systemic racism. That’s ok but it’s mostly symbolic. Why haven’t the NFL and NBA combined to start a scholarship fund so disadvantaged students can get into private schools?

That would be infinitely more productive than the symbolic gestures that they’ve involved in now. The NFL and NBA could use their offseasons to teach the importance of keeping families intact. That would have a huge impact, too.

It’s time for the NBA and NFL to stop with the symbolic gestures. It’s time they started with something substantive.

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