In the world of hot take media, truth often falls by the wayside. Narratives driven by opinion artists often paint misleading pictures. For example, Marshawn is the dictionary definition of mislabeled. For thus ignorant types that see interpret his attitude as selfish or contributions to society minimal, Lynch bucks those notions. The Raiders, long-time champions of community, pride themselves on giving back. Perhaps no current player in his team’s city personifies homegrown pride like Marshawn Lynch.
While some players claim a city near Oakland, Lynch calls it home. Plus, he wears his civic pride on his sleeve. When he speaks about the city, his visage changes. Oakland is not just a stop for him. He belongs to that town. From the outside, Oakland appears like a tough town, built on grit. Lynch runs the way the city lives, hard and bold.
In 2011, Lynch, along with NFL quarterback Josh Johnson established FAM1st Family Foundation. According to the website and testimonials from citizens, politicians, etc, the organization provides Oakland you the tools to succeed. For instance, FAM 1st offers children the opportunity to learn about architecture and business building. In addition to targeted outreach, Lynch and FAM 1st provide Oakland youth an outlet that gives them a look into a potentially bright future.
Like many major cities, Oakland endures its share of violent crimes. However, their average ranks three times higher than California’s average. FAM 1st attempts to break the cycle of violence that grips the city. By offering kids a better and the chance to succeed, in theory, FAM 1st attempts to break the cycle of violence.
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If you listen to national media, you’ swear Marshawn Lynch lives his life like a criminal. In actuality, his choice to selectively speak to certain media annoys many. In return, the uninformed fan clings to misdirection. Instead of listening to talking heads, fans need to do their own research and see what Lynch does for his hometown. While it may not draw national acclaim, it will help scores of kids. Meanwhile, talking heads offer this.