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MMA On Instagram: Jade Bryce, Paige VanZant, Jon Jones

Check out some of the latest posts from MMA celebrities including Jade Bryce, Paige VanZant and Jon Jones on MMA on Instagram this week.

In this edition of MMA on Instagram, we check in with Jade Bryce, as she offers her in-depth thoughts on the current Black Lives Matter movement.

Along with Bryce, check out some of the latest posts from the likes of Paige VanZant, Jon Jones, Pearl Gonzalez and others. 

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“I DON’T SEE COLOR”. . I have been thinking a lot about the saying, “I don’t see color”… Growing up I had multiple best friends that were black. I thought that i could say that I’m not racist because when I looked at them I didn’t see their color, I didn’t even notice they were black. But that’s the problem. I didn’t see their color, which meant I didn’t really see them. I didn’t see that their experience was different from mine simply because they were black. . I heard someone the other day say “I love living in west austin… I’m not racist, but there’s no Mexicans or blacks on my side of town it’s all white people.” & it pained me. That person may not be conscious of it, but he was associating white w/ wealth. We have been conditioned to view black & Mexicans as poor. To associate them w/ poverty. In my 15 years of modeling & getting high paying jobs… I’ve never seen a black person hired. It’s not because they’re not Beautiful. It’s because of the programming we’ve received. We have been conditioned for decades to think this way. The mindset & conditioning associating black people w/being poor is what is keeping them poor. It’s keeping them separate. If you pay attention you’ll see that this is our countries conditioning. . Maybe you don’t think that you’re racist, & maybe you don’t see color… But maybe this movement (which IS a movement, not a moment)… Is asking you to SEE color. To see the conditioning. To see that their experience is different than ours. . It took me a while to post because i didn’t feel smart enough to say something that could possibly enlighten people, or help in any way. That is my own self-worth issue. But if this post says anything, I hope that it says that I stand in solidarity w/people of color. & I choose to see your color so that I can truly see you. 🙏🏽✊✊🏻✊🏽✊🏿🙏🏽. . 📸: @simonlopez . . @m0rg0 @kylandyoung @senor_mcfly I’m sorry for never asking you about your experience & what it was like in school to be a person of color. I’m sorry for assuming that you weren’t experiencing racism, just because I may have not been sensitive to it enough to see it. Thank you for loving me in the midst of my blindness on this issue. 🙏🏽💛

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Jade Bryce

“I DON’T SEE COLOR.

“I have been thinking a lot about the saying, “I don’t see color”… Growing up I had multiple best friends that were black. I thought that i could say that I’m not racist because when I looked at them I didn’t see their color, I didn’t even notice they were black. But that’s the problem. I didn’t see their color, which meant I didn’t really see them. I didn’t see that their experience was different from mine simply because they were black.

“I heard someone the other day say “I love living in west austin… I’m not racist, but there’s no Mexicans or blacks on my side of town it’s all white people.” & it pained me. That person may not be conscious of it, but he was associating white w/ wealth. We have been conditioned to view black & Mexicans as poor. To associate them w/ poverty. In my 15 years of modeling & getting high paying jobs… I’ve never seen a black person hired. It’s not because they’re not Beautiful. It’s because of the programming we’ve received. We have been conditioned for decades to think this way. The mindset & conditioning associating black people w/being poor is what is keeping them poor. It’s keeping them separate. If you pay attention you’ll see that this is our countries conditioning.

“Maybe you don’t think that you’re racist, & maybe you don’t see color… But maybe this movement (which IS a movement, not a moment)… Is asking you to SEE color. To see the conditioning. To see that their experience is different than ours.

“It took me a while to post because i didn’t feel smart enough to say something that could possibly enlighten people, or help in any way. That is my own self-worth issue. But if this post says anything, I hope that it says that I stand in solidarity w/people of color. & I choose to see your color so that I can truly see you.”

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Thank for the work today guys!!! 🙏🏼🦾

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Paige VanZant

“Thank for the work today guys!!!”

Mackenzie Dern

“Eyes on the prize.”

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Lost in my dream ☁️✨👊🏼

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Pearl Gonzalez

“Lost in my dream.”

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🤫 work

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Jon Jones

“Work.”

Jordan Mott

“D’arce work, rolling and I threw Liam Harrison combo probably literally 100 times.”

 

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