The Giants have won six in a row and the Los Angeles Dodgers come to Oracle Park for a superb three-game streak, but as manager Gabe Kapler and his team prepared for Tuesday’s opener, they won one game. . it’s time to take a step back and discuss another gruesome shootout.
Kapler said the Jacob Blake shoot on Sunday was discussed at the daily coaches meeting.
Blake, a black man, has been shot and killed several times by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Blake’s father confirmed to NBC News that his son was paralyzed from the waist down. The shoot was filmed on a cell phone and led to further nationwide protests against racial injustice.
“When George Floyd was assassinated many spoke up and said our outrage cannot be just a thing of the moment, but should be sustained and we should push for real change,” Kapler said. . “What happened to Jacob Blake is just another reminder that systemic racism and racial inequality does not go away just because we lose focus or get tired, and we must continue to fight for a more equitable society. and just because change doesn’t come without talking and taking action ”.
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Kapler made national news when he knelt during the national anthem in the Giants’ first game of the season, alongside several of his players. The spotlight is no longer on the anthem every night, but Kapler and several giants have continued to kneel down. When speaking about Floyd’s murder in July, Kapler said the club would continue to discuss racial inequalities throughout the season. He was adamant that this was an issue close to his heart and that he would continue to push for change.
“We still think it’s as important to discuss as any other topic, including baseball,” he said Tuesday. “It emerged today at our first meeting as something we wanted to highlight.”
Gabe Kapler says Jacob Blake shoot requires constant ‘outrage’ that originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area