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Situational awareness: Congress formally recognized Joe Biden as president early Thursday morning. (Bloomberg)
🎙"To see the National Guard standing on those steps when there was a peaceful protest and now to see a terrorist attack and no National Guard, it just goes to show where this country is, where it's always been and probably where it's going to stay, to be quite honest." - See who said it and why it matters at the bottom.
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Quote: "To see the National Guard standing on those steps when there was a peaceful protest and now to see a terrorist attack and no National Guard, it just goes to show where this country is, where it's always been and probably where it's going to stay, to be quite honest. Nothing's changed. Through social media and all these different tools we have at our fingertips today we're more aware. But nothing's changed. We're still the same America that it's been. It's no different. I've seen a lot of (statements) of 'shoot them like we would've been shot.' Nah, I don't think that's the right thing to do. Stop shooting us."
- "Ironically, the news that's come out of Kenosha and these places the same 24-hour span and then you see that, it's a slap in the face and a f--k you to every Black person in America who goes through these things. It's almost like they want to show you they have power. They want to show you that I can say 'F--k you' and there's nothing you can do about it. That's just what this country is, what this country's been and like I said before, what this country probably will stay."
- "The NBA is doing what the NBA can. We speak up, we do all the things everyone has been doing. But at some point we need lawmakers to change laws."
- "It just goes to show the policing system was built against Black and brown people. That's the reason those reactions are different. That's the reason someone can bust their way through to the Speaker of the House's office and put their feet on the desk, like they're sitting at home on their couch and nothing happens."
Why it matters: Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green made the comments during a press conference after the team's game Wednesday night, according to a transcript from The Athletic's Anthony Slater.