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Episode 4 · 2 years ago

Diversity Office Shakeup at the College at Brockport

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In this episode of Inside The Margins, we discuss the difference between news and social media news, the release of Dr. Cephas Archie as Chief Diversity Officer at the College at Brockport, reflect on last night's Super Bowl, and headline news with The Minority Reporter's Pattti Singer.

You're listening to one hundred nine FM, wxr R LP, in Rochester, New York. The whole of extreme independent radio. Find us at one hundred nine, W x ircom. This is Dr Run, this is Anthony Cruz. Ever wonder how your favorite song came about? How about some of your favorite groups forming or their most scandalous stories? We got the folk. Will bring all the greatest stories, along with the classic dance shows, every Friday morning from six to eight am on one hundred point nine FM, W Xir and on our website at www dot thecoorg. Yes, on one nine. Marginalized groups can be the target of negative beliefs, behaviors or judgments from others. On this show we seek out marginalized voices and perspectives and tackle some of the conflicts and issues these groups face. Now is the time to have your voice heard. This is inside the margins with your host Matt Wilson, and Hello and welcome for another edition of inside the margins. I'm your host, Matt Wilson. A lot of things are talked about today. Obviously the biggest news is the impeachment news, but we also have a bunch of local things that we want to talk about, as well as get your opinions on our topics. And, as usual, you can always reach out to us by giving US email at inside margins at gmailcom. And we're happy to announce that our radio website is now fully operational. If you go to inside the margins radiocom you can see the beautiful pictures of myself and Patty on the website. I've been told that I need to smile, so we're going to work on that. But they'll be links to the minority reporter and also links to all of our past episodes and also a way to ask questions and submit information to us as well. But before we get into anything else, let's go ahead and get into our headline news with the minority reporters, patty singer. The Rochester City School district has announced an increased in its August graduation rate. The city said that the graduation rate that includes summer students, was sixty three percent through August, and that is a three point seven percentage point increase from the previous year. And it's according to data from the State Department of Education that the school district released. The district highlighted what it called noteworthy trends in certain areas. In these in these rates, there was an increase please in graduation rate from English language learners, for Hispanic students, for students with disabilities and also for black students. The district also said that the there has been a decrease in dropouts. School Board President Van White said that efforts at increasing the graduation rate are like a journey and he said that with each graduating class we come closer to our obligation and commitment to make the district what it needs to be for the children and families of the city. The former home of the Rochester Rhinos will be getting a new life. The Soccer Stadium that has been empty since two thousand and eighteen is going to be used now as the Rochester Community Sports Complex. The stadium will host sports and Events and a nearby warehouse will be converted into the first indoor training site in the city that will be used in a large part by high school students the city of the project is expected to cost two point one million. The city has committed one point six four million of that and the mayor announced a grant of four hundred and sixty thousand dollars from the Ralph See Wilson Junior Foundation to help with the transformation, and Ralph C Wilson Junior was a former owner of the buffalo bills. The Sports Complex is expected to open in the fall. In generate revenue through rentals, permits, sponsorships and advertising. The college at Brockport announced to change in its chief versity officer. Safest Archie was removed from that position and the college president, Heidi McPherson, announced it. Lorraine Acer will become the interim chief diversity officer, effective immediately, and a nationwide search will commence for a permanent a permanent person in that spot. Brockport students peacefully protested after learning that Archie was no longer the chief diversity officer, and Mayor Lovely Warren and also east high superintendent seawan ELMS weighed in on the change there. In National News,...

...basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash, transcended sports. An article by Barrington Salmon talked about Bryant's effect outside of off the basketball court, just outside outside, in the entertainment world and in the sports world in general. tweets came from all over on the death of briant and president, former President Barack Obama. Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started and what would have been just as meaningful second act in his life, and people continue to find deeper meaning in that death and also in the loss of Brian in many other aspects beyond just a sports world. In opinion, the opinion page of the minority reporter, Michael Vaughan, the Reverend Michael Vaughan, writes about impeachment and he says the impeachment trial that is taking place in the Senate is completely unfair. He is saying that there were many members of the House of Representatives that have desired, since president trump was elected, to impeach him. And he is saying that, regardless of what one thinks about the president, the tool of impeachment should not be used because you don't like the president. And he says this, unfortunately, is what Democrats have done in this impeachment proceeding. George Payne also writes about impeachment and he is saying that comparing trump to Nixon is misguided. He is saying that while trump has violated his oath of office and abused his power as the president of the United States. Comparing what he has done to Richard Nixon is, in George Paine's words, absurd, and you can read those opinions in minority reporter as well as our cover story, which was about east high students finding themselves under the watchful eyes of history. Artist Sean dunwoodie painted panels of portraits of people who were selected by the East High Community and what he did was he cropped those portraits very close, so the eyes of history are looking out at students. For Foot high by ten foot wide weatherproof panels line the courtyard of east high. So students, if they are taking, will say, a break from their studies to look out the window will find people like the mayor and Garth Fagin and Gandhi and freed to Klo and Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela looking back at them and saying back to the books, students. So if you want more on these stories, please come to www dot minority reporter, not dotnet. You can also subscribe on our website. You can send emails to editor at minority reporter DOTNET and I am patty singer. Thanks so much, Patti, and those are all right stories. I dofinitely like the one of all the artwork that's that's definitely impress of all the check that out. I am a subscriber to the minority reporter, so I will read that story more in depth later. A couple of topics that we're going to cover on our show because I graduated from the College of at Brockport and I also still have enrolled they're getting getting my masters. I did hear a lot about the protests and also the the anger that some of the students had about what happened there. So we're going to discuss that a little bit later on in the show. But I did want to touch while you're still here with us, Patty, about the impeachment process and I don't want to go in depth about the actual impeachment itself because obviously you can read about that anywhere you want to. But my what I want to talk about, because you have a a very good background in reporting news. You've been with multiple papers for many, many years, and there's a huge difference between social media news and actual news, and I think a lot of people today are getting their news from social media rather than actual outlets of news. What's your thoughts on that? Well, there's a a couple ways of thing about that. So if a if a story from the Washington Post, in New York Times, Flax and MSNBCC, NBC, Wall Street Journal is shared, that's on social media, right. So you can go and you can click on that story from the newspapers. It can be a little more difficult because a lot of times they have pay walls. If you have had your five free stories, you're not going to see that. Good right that the TV stations are different. They don't have that set up, so that, in a sense of social media, someone's going to link to that article and we're hoping that the person who sees it will open it, read the article make up their own mind on that. Often people will just look at a headline or often people would just look at the comments other people make and then they begin to comment on the comments without having read the story. I think that was always the case. People would...

...always have opinions that you're we used to stand in the grocery store line, right and look at national and choir and make up our own minds about whatever the headline was. That was social media before we had the Internet Age, right. So people have always done that. But the thing now is that the these what's out there, spreads so much quicker. I mean, maybe this is a bad analogy, but this is like a wildfire. Yeah, just and it is hard to keep it under I always say control, but it, but it is is hard to it's hard to combat people's perceptions, people's thoughts, people's opinions with presenting some facts to them and then letting them judge. Wimen kids is a fact. This is my opinion. Are All these going together, these hand in glove, or are they two different things? And I'm just going to either be swayed by the fact or, you know what, my opinion is my fact and I'm going to go in that direction. No, I totally agree with that. A few things that get me nervous about social media is, even though you're absolutely right, social media is a great outlet, even for News as, to get their news. Two more people and a faster way, because everyone's on social media now. But things that scare me are, for example, when the Kobe Bryant thing did happen and people were comparing the Kobe Bryant thing to the helicopter crash it happened fifteen years ago that killed builtier people and saying why, I'll come, this just happened, I'll come. Kobe's getting more no, you know, notice than this, even though that was fifteen years ago, but they're presenting it like that happened yesterday and there's a couple stories I saw that like that, where people were presenting stories of our year years old. I could just happen two minutes ago. Or people will put memes out and these memes become the news to people who just browse through social media, when these memes aren't actually fat based. I've always my thing is I've always fact checked everything I saw on social media or go to the actual news source itself to get the news. But a lot of people, because it's social media and, like you said, people scroll through and your Skim it, so you just kind of read a headline or read a quick note that's on there and you take it for word for word, for Truth and you spread out there and that that's kind of this kind of scared to me. So yeah, however, many decades or centuries ago, you know, you had this image of the town cry or in the in the square, you know, calling out the news of what was happening and you had to be within earshot of that person to hear it. Well, now really all you need is is your phone. You can be hundreds of miles, thousands of miles away and and get that by scrolling through and you get this snippet and you don't get a whole lot of context of it. I have I have said half seriously in conversations with friends that I think social media can be the doubt, could be the downfall of democracy, because it doesn't really I would like social media to be a marketplace of ideas, but it seems to be a monopoly on ideology. Right. It told he does, it's true to and things and I think, I think the one thing that social media has done too, is every anybody can be a reporter on social media, is that you could be a person as long as you have enough friends or enough followers. Whatever you say peep some people, because if they follow you they'll take it as truth and it may not be truth at all. And you know, and that brings up something that we can we can talk about today or even add another another time. Is it? You know, reporters are always trained to there's two sides to every story, but is for sights to every story. This is does twenty sides to every story. And the example I've started seeing lately about false equivalences. There's a lot of science that says climate change is real, humans are accelerating this whatever. So a trained journalist would then you I'm running a story about climate change and all the science says this is real and but I've been changed journalist, so I have to get the other side of the story. I have to go find a climate science deny or to put them in my story, which creates code of this, the sense of this false equivalence. It's not there. They're not they don't have the science and necessarily back that up. So sometimes journalism can work against us because we want to be fair and we want to present all sides of the story, but when one side the evidence just isn't supporting that side, to almost give that side the the air space, does it legitimize that side? peopleose and it was in the story, so they have to be legitimate. Then the other side of that comes out as well. They didn't include them, so obviously they just want to push their agenda and it's almost like you it's almost like you don't win right I'd like to say that one source cannot be your only source of efficient as much as I want everybody to subscribe to minority before, we shouldn't be your only source because we can only present so much news in the space. We have to be well informed on a lot of what's going on.

It's a very complicated world right now. You need multiple reliable sources of information and that, like you said, to check things out. Remember when we were kids, right, we went to encyclopedia. Go look it up in encyclopedia. Problem now is the Encyclopedias Wikipedia, and people can go in and we could change right. That's not true theater now, and that that's why I am happy that I'm talking to an actual professional journalist, because I I also I had my degrees in the journalism as well, and we've been you're supposed to get all sides and you're supposed to present an unbiased story. Is if you are presenting just actual news, and you're right it, even though I may think, oh one way, I can't just unless you're doing an opinion piece. I can't just put out the way that I'm thinking. I have to put out. Here's what this side says. Here's what this size says and it's up to you to make your decision after you were presented with the facts. And that's how, I understand how you're supposed to do that with you with news. So one of the things that can be so I you to write a lot about health and one of the areas it could be very confusing for people is nutrition information. Yes, bad diets, things like that, absolutely so. So, when you want to write about what's a healthy diet and then somebody says, well, you didn't write about Paleo and you didn't write about key tone or you didn't write about all these other kinds, that's right. Well, you know, where is the science behind those? I'm writing about the Mediterranean Diet. It has more science behind it. Diet a little bit more research behind it. It's not a diet in which we know from years of evidence that it had that it contains a lot of substances that, in excess, can be harmful to you in the long run. Right, not not short term. But so you need to you need to use the science. Who for the reporting? Now, the latest word is not the last word, right. Science is always going to be changed, always going to be more research. What we know today may not be truth with a capital t right in five years. We're going on the best information we have now, based on bodies of research that that we've looked at. You know, it's not a great idea to have three servings of red meat every single day. Really not a great because the research is showing right that socially the whole coward one day now we're not. You know. You know, we're learning more about about sugar, we're learning more about diet, Soda's, things like that. What that does to to to the brain, to kind of trick us into wanting more of these substances whatever. So it it. I don't want to overcomplicate it, but it's not always as simple as eat this not that right. I don't think. I've never thought it was it either. If it was that simple, I'd be a lot smaller. But but I mean, I'm using that as an example for other things. It's not always you know, this political party, not that political party, this idea, not that idea. Look at you know, a marijuana legalization is is back. Well, what about the unintended consequences of that? What about traffic accidents? What about machinery or anything that right exactly? And then you can't. You can't go to work drunk. Can you go to work high? Well, all, there's all these factors there. It's not as simple as as this way not that way. So you're so. That what your your I want to say model, but you're the the the phrase that you guys live by. It the my dirt reporter is from information to understanding correct that's so. I think that's the most important thing, especially in these divided times, instead of being at each other's throats and just saying I'm right, you're wrong. The best way for everyone to come together is to be informed and to understand why people feel the way they feel. And you know, and we're human beings, we're always going to have different opinions and when no one's going to ever always agree with every single thing that you think, people are going to think differently, and that's okay for people think differently. That's part of making that's what makes us human. And I think if you blindly say that this is the way that this should be and everyone else who doesn't think this way is wrong, I think that makes you wrong. That that's just my opinion. Well, and and you know, I think we are losing the art of conversation. Absolutely, we're losing the the art of civil discourse and I think we're also losing the the joy of a little quiet time. Yes, think about what is it? What you we have to how many times you walk down the street somebody's got earbuds in and it's probably not noise blocking. They're probably, you know, playing something and and maybe people, maybe that's their quiet time. I don't know. I don't want to judge that, but for people to just sit alone with their...

...thoughts for a while, whether those are comforting thoughts are uncomfortable thoughts, just be quiet with them for a bit and see how that makes them feel. I think we're we're losing that, that ability, and we are very reactionary to lots of things in our lives. Nope, I totally agree with that. All right, we are going to take a break. It's always great to talk to you, Patty. We're going to talk more about what's happening in Brockport also more about that at that mural that that's happening at the high school. I that that's that's fascinating to me, and also the people that are on the wall I'm fascinated by. So I want to dive into a little bit more and at the final segment we'll talk about briefly about the Super Bowl, cuse I'm sure you're tired from that too. We will. Thank you, Patty. Will Talk to you next week again with the headlines, and also, forget visit minority reporter Dotnet to get these full stories and also, if you do want to subscribe, and how do they email you again, patty, if they wants to send you information or just reach out to you. Editor at minority reporter DOTS. Editor at minority reporter. got that all right. This Matt Wilson, for Pretty Singer right back. This is inside the margins. This is one hundred point nine fem extreme independent radio, your urban alternative. Appreciate when I was young, me and my Mama had peg. Seventeen years old, keep out on the streets the back. At the time I never thought I'll see your face. Ain't a woman, a love that could take my Mama's place. Spend it from school to go home. I wool with the big boys, breaking all the rules's with my big system. Over the keys. We was put another little keys and even though we had different, the same mamma with things. But are we play? Mama? I reminisce on the stress. I Calls It was hal hugging on my Mama from my jail sale who taking elementary? Hey, I see the penitentiary one day, running from the bonus. That's right, Mama. Cast we put a whooping to my backside and even as a crack feed. Mama, you're always was the black queen. Mama, I finally understand for woman. It ain't easy trying to raise the pain. You always was committed. A poor single mother, whole welfare, and tell me how you didn't. There's no way I can pay you back, but the plan is to show you that I understand. You all appreciate. Dear Mama. Ain't nobody tell us it was fair? No love for my daddy because the cow but wasn't here. He passed away and I didn't cry because my anger wouldn't let me feel full. Stranger, they say, I'm Hong in the mom this put all along. I was looking for a father. He was gone. I hung around with the bugs and even only so drugs, and showed the young brother love. I moved up started really hanging. I needed money. On my own soul. I started slinging. I ain't guilty because even though I sail box and feels good put money in your mail box, I love paying rent with the Bridge to hope you got the diamond necklace that I sent to you, because when I was slow, you stay for me and never left me alone, because you care for me, and I can see you coming home after work late in the kitchen trying to fix us a hot plate, just working with scraps she was giving and Mama made bill a cruise every thanksgiving, but now the road got drought. Feel below trying to raise two back. It's on your own and there's no way I could pay you back, but my plan is to show you that I understand you, all appreciate and Dear Mama, wowsome. Again, I reminisce because, through the drama, can always depend on my mama and when it seems that a hopeless say the words that can get me back and focus. When I was sick as a little kid, to keep me happy. There's no limit to the things you did and all my child Marie, I pull all the sweet things you did for me and even though I act crazy that I gotta think the Lord that you made me. There are no words. They can express how I feel. You never kept a secret. Always stay real and I appreciate how you raised men and all the extra love that you gave men. I wish I...

...could take the pain away. If you can make it through the night, there's a bride to day. Everything will be your right. If you long, it's a suggle every day. Got A roll on. There's no way I can pay you back, but my plan is to show you that I understand you all appreciated. You're listening to inside the margins on one hundred point nine x ir extreme independent radio and Rochester's Urban Alternative Music Station. Hello, welcome back to you inside the margins. I'm your host, Matt Wilson. All right, let's let's go ahead and get back into the topics that we were discussing earlier with Patty. The one that I really wanted to make sure that I I talked about, which is real important to me, is what's going on at the college at Brockport now. The reason why this is so important to me is because that's where I have went to school and continue to go to school now. I got my journalism and Broadcasting Degree from the college at Rockport. I'm currently enrolled as a student now at the college at Brockport to get my masters. My wife currently attends the College at Brockport. My older brother got his accounting degree at the college at Brockport and I also have ants and uncle's who have gotten their degrees at the college at Brockport. So, needless to say, there is a rich history in my family that is around the college at Brockport and includes that. And I want to be clear, I've had nothing but positive experiences at that college. Made some great friends. Every professor that has taught me has been fantastic. I still remain friends with many of those professors. There's no way, there is no way, that I would be working professionally in radio today if it was not for the college at Brockport and in the college at Brockport also was molded my brother. My brother works as a chief financial officer for a major company and he would not have gotten those kind of jobs or opportunities if it wasn't for his education at the College at Brockport. So there's certainly was a lot of positive aspects that I can take away from that school and my wife is currently enjoying her time at the college at Brockport and it's going to help her achieve her career goals as well. So not only have we gotten our education from that school, but that school is actually pointed us in the right direction and has helped us achieve our career goals. So I personally have nothing but positive things to say about the college at Brockport. However, I cannot lie as well when it comes to diversity. You certainly can see it in our student base. If you walk through the College Union, you will see people of all nationalities, all color, all genders, everything is there student base, that diversity is certainly there. Has certainly improved over the years. We have a nice gathering of people that go to that school and that's great. When it comes to the professors, I still think that as far as African American representation goes, still has some work to be done there. Now let me explain. One of my professors, by the name of Carvin Eisen, was a journalism still as a journalism and broadcasting professor at the school. Teaches about filling and becoming a director or, you know, making sure that you pick the right topics and how to put things together and he's great at that and he's made...

...award winning movies. He also happens to run as manager are are CTV, Rochester community television, and also overseas wxir, at the station that airs this program but he's the only African American professor that I can think of off the top of my head that's there that does not teach African American Studies. Yes, we have a few African American teachers who teach African American Studies. That makes sense, right, because that they probably are. They have a tie to that subject. But outside of that, you look in like science or English or things like that, it's kind of lacking. there. Again, I don't know all the professors at the college that also be alive. I'm just seeing what I'm just saying what I saw. So I think students in general because, let's face it, the majority of students a go there aren't journalism and broadcasting students the use they are taking other things, but I'm sure the students want to see themselves represented in the in the teachers you know as well, and I believe seface Archie, who was the chief diversity officer at the College at Brockport believed that as well and that's why the students loved him. And he was trying to do a lot to implement change at the college and it seems like what he was trying to do some new things to implement change that were on the horizon. That's what he was let go. Now again, we're not going to I don't want to push any propaganda or agenda on the show because we don't do that here, but I don't know why he was let go. No one does. The college is not going to comment on that, which is it's normal. I've been let go before at jobs and they normally don't give you unless you've done something egregious, unless you've actually, you know, violated some sort of policy or you were skipping work or something like that. Usually, if they're if they're making layoffs or cutbacks or just let you go, that's what they're going to tell you. That's all you're going to get and that's all they'rebout the public know as well. They're not going to tell you unless, like I said, less you would do something that was her rendness. No one's really even know what happened and that's what that's kind of what happened here as well. No one knows why Dr Archie was let go, but he was, and a students, obviously we're upset about that because Dr Archie did a lot to represent them and was trying to implement change at the college. Now, the president at the college did set out a message. I got the email to and she did say that they're going to work hard to, you know, try to have the students represented by represented by people that look like them, or they're going to hire more people that are going to try to represent the students and find out what they need and try to get things done. And Lourien Acre, who is the intern chief of diversity, is going to try to do those things as well. But they're going to make a decision on a permanent person. And by the way, Louren Acre is an African American fee now, so she soa she is representative of the more the minority culture, but you know, she's not known by the students yet. We don't we don't know what she's going to do. I have nothing negative to say about her. I'm because it's obviously not her fault that Dr Archie was let go, but I guess this I guess what I'm saying is we will have to see. We did not get a lot of answers. They pretty much held their ground there, mostly saying the stuff that you want to hear. We're about change, we're going to do it, we can, we're going to represent you and all that stuff, and a lot of companies will say things like that, but we'll see what happens with that. Hopefully. Obviously I'm looking I want the best outcome for that is because I again, I love that school and it means a lot to me and I proudly wear broackport jackets and hats because I am proud to be a graduate, proud to have graduated from that school and probably still being rolled at that school. So I hope everything does work out in the end as well as far as the school goes. And Real quick before we get we take our last break, I also want to mention the cover story that Patty was talking about. The East high school students find...

...ourselves under the watchful eyes. Think that's fantastic. If you if you haven't seen it yet, make sure you go to the Rim minority reports website at the minority reporter dotnet. It's fantastic. They have all these eyes. I believe they're for you. Believe the size is their four foot by ten foot and their activists, their national and local activists, that rose at all the colors, African, American, Latino, Asian, island, and it's like a mural of their not a mural, but their little pictures of their eyes and they're looking down at the students. So kind of kind of gives them inspiration. I say, listen, we did it, we're looking at you, so I don't slack. You can do it too. I think that's great. There's if you're looking for role models in the school to make change, not just locally but in the world, looking at the right eyes on that school and it's beautiful to see that at east high. And again that's on minority reporter dotnet. If you want to see the full story on that. All right, after the break we will talk about the Super Bowl, we'll talk about the good and the bad and the will be right back. This is inside the margins. Do you have a topic that you would like to discussed on inside the margins? We would love to hear from you. Please send your thoughts, comments or questions to inside margins at gmailcom it. Don't leave me, pain, don't leave me on the way. Come back and bring my coming days tears away and your rocks now nights, bring back nights when I help you be sudden me. Break my heart. They love me again when you walk out the life. Cry, I cried the many night. Break my heart, goodbye, remake the joy of my life. He teeth, come and kiss this PA. I forget the day. Life is a cruel without you. He Sun. Break my heart, they love me again and walk down the door and walk down my life. Quite these days. I quite the many night. Break my heart. Don't let me off, PA, don't leave me when I walk out of my life.

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Music Station. Welcome back to you inside the margins. I'm your host, Matt Wilson. All right, so let's go ahead and talk about the Super Bowl. We'll go ahead and talk about the good first so here are the good things I took away from the Super Bowl. Now, normally we don't talk sports on this show, but you know, this is the biggest game of the year, pretty much of all games. Everyone watched at the commercials. Everything is huge. So I I feel like I'd be leaving something out if I didn't talk about the game. So we'll go ahead and you all saw it, but most people saw it it. Saw The commercial, saw something and you know about it. You know what happened. But just give you my brief, my brief thoughts on on on the game. So the good, the good things that I liked as they acknowledged the first female coach to make the Super Bowl in NFL history, and I think that's fantastic. I think that gives something for women to look to as far as the NFL goes, that you can actually now be a part of the NFL, because remember that that's that statement. It only takes one. Soon as you get one in there, the door is kind of kicked open and the possibilities begin to be endless for everyone, and you can. I'm sure there will be more people that are going to pursue that, especially females, because that's that's great. They also acknowledge dtwo female kickers that will be in the NFL, and that's also amazing to see that kind of change being brought forth in the NFL because, you know, everyone should be have a chance to realize your dreams and I think that's great that there's a there's a start. Now. They can't, we can't. They're not involved with every position yet, which is another discussion, but still just being part of the NFL in that aspect, not just a person who as a sports trainer or you know someone who is in charge of health or something like that. They actually coaching and playing in the game, and the biggest game of all games. It's it's great to see that. I also did like the fact that they acknowledged Kobe Bryant, his daughter and the others that perish in that helicopter crash. That's a sad thing. I know there was some controversy about the attention that Kobe and his daughter we're getting because of that, but they still recognize them and everyone else and I think they did it in a respectful way, so I liked that. Also enjoyed the fact that they have the top one hundred players of all time in and in the NFL announced and they included OJ Simpson, the most controversial football player probably the history of football now. Obviously his what he did off the field. As far as that little incident in the s were, he was not found guilty and some people don't think that that was accurate that it's something to do with his self athletic abilities and what he did on the field. So the fact that I still did acknowledge what he did on the field, I think that's that's good. That was that's that's it does need to be recognize. He being not like him and there's a good chance he did some horrible things in life. I'm pretty sure he did too, but as far as on the field, he was one of the best football players of all time and that does still have to be recognized. So I'm glad that they did that and I also liked a little intro that there with the kid running through the streets and and everything, and that was pretty cool. And the game itself was pretty good. It was a close game, was a hard fought game. It was good to see mahomes bring, you know, bring his team to a comeback victory after he was not having such the greatest of games. Making some mistakes there and he turned around and let them led Kensas city to a win and, of course, any read getting his first win after his many years in the NFL on many different teams. He's a great coach and he deserved that. So all of that I enjoyed. What I didn't like about the Super Bowl I did not like the politics, the politics of the NFL. All I don't like, you know, I think just everything, all of it on either side, should be left out. It's a game that should be for everyone. Is shouldn't really be a platform for that kind of thing. And the first thing I noticed was the whole flag thing. That I'll listen a lot of a lot of military...

...history of my family as well, and I do if if I were ever to play the game, it's a word. Ask Me if I would stand for the flag. I absolutely would. There's no question about that. I would still say my piece, even in interviews, when they interview me at the post game, I probably would say what I had to say, but I would I would stand for the flag. I'm not saying I would, but I also I do agree that it's your right to not stand for the flag if you believe that they are heinous things that are happening in the United States and the country is not doing right by you at that time and you want to acknowledge that by by kneeling, no disrespect the people who fight and protect the flag, as you showing how you feel about the state of the country, not the people who protect the country. And it's I don't know why that was ever intertwined, but it still is. People still feel that way, that you're destriment people fought. No, you're not. The people who fought for the flag gave you that right to do what you do. So I whole flag ceremony pretty much lets you know where the NFL stands on the whole flag thing. You know what I mean. Without saying it, they had a whole long ceremony right before the game with the song that ragged at regular flag flag by Johnny Cash and you know that veteran who got the purple hard and metal bottom. I'm sorry, it's just let you know, hey, that's the flag, is the biggest thing that you know, that it means everything pretty much in and which I get. But still I think that was a little overkill and kind of a slap in the face to the people who believe that you have the right to kneel during the national anthem. I also didn't like the political ads during the Super Bowl, but that's you know, that is what happens. It's the biggest game, is the most eyes on the television at one time, so I get why they're there is political ads on during that time, but man, I just it just takes away the energy because there's so much politics right now, so impeachment thing, it's and the country so divided. It's just this is the one time where this is the this is kind of supposed to be the game that brings everybody together and I hate when you see political as remind us that, yes, this game is one that's supposed to bring everyone together, but here's a reminder of how to fight it. We still are, you know what I mean, and I don't like that. I don't like that at all. And finally, my final thought on that is no secret. Game was broadcast on Fox right box sports. FIRST AD was Donald trump add not saying anything about how I feel about him or anything. It's just funny that you got the whole flag thing and then followed by the first, one of the first aids of the dolge trump added. That's on Fox and kind of we kind of know where Fox lean so it's just I don't know. It didn't like any of that, or maybe I don't I'm not saying there was actually something to that, but it's I guess that's one of those things that makes you go hmm, I just wonder, but let me know what you think. You can email us here at inside margins at gmailcom. You can also suggest any show topics for the future and you can, don't forget, go to our new website. It is up and operational. It's inside the margins RADIOCOM and you can listen to all of our previous episodes and there's a contact us session at the bottom where you can submit any suggestions and subscribe to our newsletter as well, and there's links to the minority reporter. The minority the minority reporter is where we get all of our news and you can I I briefly talk about some of the stories that are on that site and a part of that paper, but if you want to read these stories in full and get the full story, make sure you visit the minority reporter at the minority reporter Dotnet or go to our reps, our website inside the margins, Radiocom, and you can click on the links there that take you to the minority reporter. All right, that's all the time that we have for today. Thank you for joining us for inside the margins. We will see you next week. Have a good rest of your week. Do you have a topic that you would like to discussed on inside the margins? We would love to hear from you. Please send your thoughts, comments or questions to inside margins at gmailcom.

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