Last week after learning about Lynn Redden, superintendent for the Onalaska Independent School District, and his remarks made via Facebook, I was immediately outraged.
After the Texans lost to the Tennessee Titans, the superintendent stated "That may have been the most inept decision I've seen in the NFL. When you need precision decision making you can't count on a black quarterback."
The superintendent has worked 12 years as an educator, I think that a public apology to everyone offended was a pathetic way to correct this mishap. The disrespect was very direct and the apology should have been also.
I take this matter to heart because my 14 year old African-American son is a phenomenal quarterback. Since he was 6 years old he has proven that he is beyond worthy of playing that position.
I'm very confident that my son is one of the top athletes his own age. So confident that I removed him from his comfort zone, his home town Saint Louis, where everyone knows how great he is during the most pivotal time for any athlete. Amir is freshman quarterback at Westside High School in Houston, Texas. The freshman football team at Westside High School is undefeated.
Just like quarterback Deshaun Watson, Amir is not worried about non-believers either. It is still unfortunate that we are allowing racist people with no shame to take leadership roles and be responsible for teaching our children about citizenship.
I will continue to support Amir, quarterback or not. I pray this message reaches a Mom who has a child that may need encouragement.
-Flawed Mom, Baller Mom