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Be an Angelic Troublemaker

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This website is dedicated to the life and work of the late Bayard Rustin.

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"We need in every community a group of angelic troublemakers." --Bayard Rustin--

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Allen Jones has lived in San Francisco since 1960.

In the course of his activism on other matters concerning San Francisco, Jones noticed, and was surprised, as a 49er fan to hear that in December 2011, the NFL had loaned the San Francisco 49ers $200 million to build a new stadium 35 miles south of San Francisco.

Aware of the NFL’s "Commitment to the Community Letter" dated June 15, 2011 made it even harder to believe. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell promised to support communities that support the NFL. But six months later, in December 2011, the NFL owners voted to loan the 49ers $200 million to leave the Black community of San Francisco that had supported the team for the last 40 years of the team's 67 years being in the city.

Jones firmly believes any sports team has the right to take its business anywhere it can make the most profit. However, there is a right way to leave and a wrong way to leave. Jones believes something was seriouly wrong with how the team moved away from San francisco's struggling Black community.

Looking into the matter further, Jones discovered more blatant hypocrisy by elected city officials of San Francisco concerning the 49er departure. That has caused Jones to revolt as a fan of not only the 49ers but also as a fan of "Everyone's favorite city."

In respect for the struggling Bayview Hunters Point where Candlestick Park was located and respect for the name San Francisco, Jones felt the duty to fight back.

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This site was created for the purpose of chronicling racism as viewed by its creator, of, the SF 49ers owner Denise York's now successful relocating of the team out of San Francisco. SF 49er Fan Revolt will continue to track racism on this same site as perpetrated by San Francisco City Hall, until major changes occur in policy decisions that affect the SF Black community.

 

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Jun042012

49ers Little Respect for SF!

The NFL Super Bowl Advisory Committee will be taking applications this summer for the 2016 Super Bowl L (fifty). The NFL will award that Super Bowl to the winning city in October 2012.

The 49ers and SF Mayor Ed Lee are attempting to have the city of San Francisco play a "Host role" in a bid to bring the 2016 Super Bowl to the new Santa Clara stadium. This one time event would help the team repay a bit of their new stadium loan, guessing $50 million.

However, the team was unwilling to help a struggling community with the economic lift a billion-dollar stadium project could give to the Bayview Hunters Point of San Francisco. SFGate.com 4/16/12

Saying no, to the host city role could cost San Francisco further in these hard economic times. Therefore, there must be a greater value in San Francisco saying no to the NFL and the 49ers.  

Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross, SF Chronicle May 7, 2012 Ed Lee goes out of his way to make nice with 49ers

My first question to Mayor Ed Lee would be, if the 49ers turned their back on a struggling part of San Francisco why are you interested in doing future business with the team. They can’t be trusted.

In my humble opinion, I think our elected city officials have chosen bragging rights, connected to the "San Francisco" 49ers over the integrity of staying true to their sworn oath, to a blighted area of San Francisco.

In the city since 1946, they have fallen out of love with their current neighbors since 1971, the struggling Bayview Hunters Point where Candlestick Park is located.

Anyone who knows how some relationships end up sometimes can understand the move by this NFL team. Nevertheless, the San Francisco 49ers has some nerve.

What should be unacceptable to anyone whose heart is in San Francisco is how this National Football League franchise and the league, have conducted themselves in their quest to build a new stadium 35 miles south of San Francisco.

The National Football League loaned the 49ers $200 million to leave a struggling community of San Francisco seven months after it published its "Commitment to the Community Letter" of June 15, 2011 by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Now the NFL and the 49ers want the city of San Francisco to participate in bidding to host the 2016 Super Bowl to be played in a new Santa Clara football stadium. But no one is caring about the Bayview Hunters Point unless you consider an equally untrustworthy developer, Lennar Urban as caring.

This developer could not wait for the 49ers to leave. But they had no problem in holding up waiting a promised first check of $7 million to the Bayview for job training and housing by more then a year after the promise. Coinsidently the check came 14 days after the 49ers broke ground on their new Santa Slara stadium, which are unrelated issues.

It has been said by Supervisor Mark Farrell that, if the city plays a host role in a future Super Bowl, "hundreds of millions of dollars" will come to the city. I believe this to be true; however, I also believe that not all money is good money.

Surely, the reason can't be all about money. Not too long ago City Hall showed the door to millions in upgrades as part of the upcoming hosting of the "America's Cup" in San Francisco. C.W. Nevius SF Chronicle. Board of Supervisors blew America’s Cup deal.

If this is all about money, I submit that the Ohio family that owns the San Francisco 49ers has undervalued the price of respect, for those who are so inclined to put a price on it.

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