Earlier this week, on his Fox Sports show “Speak for Yourself”, sports commentator Marcellus Wiley explained something about left many surprised.
In just a few minutes, Wiley revealed his point of view about “Black Lives Matter” movement and said the major problems the organization has after he searched information about it.
“… with this [Black Lives Matter] mission statement that says, ‘We dismantle the patriarchal practice. We disrupt the Western prescribed nuclear family structure requirement.’”
The commentator explained the importance of the nuclear family structure affirming that he grew up in a good one. He also mentioned that his is doing his best to allso have a good family now that he is married.
“Being a father and a husband — that’s my mission in life right now,” said Wiley. “How do I reconcile that,” he said.
Statistics reveal dramatic numbers
A graduate of Columbia University, Wiley said he knew how critical the family structure was long before he studied the statistics that bore out his lived experience.
“Children from single-parent homes versus two-parent homes — the children form single-parent homes (this was in 1995, I was reading this): five times more likely to commit suicide, six times more likely to be in poverty, nine times more likely to drop out of high school, 10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances, 14 times more likely to commit rape, 20 times more likely to end up in prison, and 32 times more likely to run away from home,” Wiley explained.
“I knew that. You know why I knew it?. Because a lot of my friends didn’t have family structures that were nuclear like mine and they found themselves outside of their dreams and goals and aspirations. So when I see that as a mission statement for Black Lives Matter, it makes me scratch my hea,” he said.
The 45-year-old Fox Sports host also bemoaned the progressive organization’s goal of eradicating “white supremacy,” pointing out he is, as a black man, hosting a very popular show on a major network alongside another black host.
“I respect your space,” he said. “I respect what you’re protesting for. But will you respect others who don’t support that same protest?”
It’s amazing that a sports commentator is willing to say about BLM what many evangelical pastors are too scared to. pic.twitter.com/QiqPYF53ta
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) July 3, 2020