On my ‘”to-write” list was a post about Colin Kaepernick and his choice to kneel, rather than stand, during the national anthem played before football games. For the record, I commend this young man for having the courage of his convictions. While the topic was moving toward the top of my list, blogger-friend Hugh Curtler wrote an excellent post and said almost exactly what I would have said. So, rather than re-invent the wheel, I ask you to take a minute to read Hugh’s post, and as always, leave him a comment to let him know what you think! (We bloggers really do love to hear your opinions!)
As we all know, Colin Kaepernick has drawn the ire of thousands of people around the country for having the audacity to kneel during the National Anthem before football games because of what he sees as social injustice in this country. Lately, we are told, he has even received death threats, as have others who have followed his example; this underlines the fact that most people are more upset about the protest itself than they are about the injustices that the protest is designed to call to our attention.
That there are serious issues between the black communities and the police forces of many cities is beyond question. Recently a black man in Charlotte was shot because his car broke down and the police who arrived on the scene thought he had a gun (doesn’t everyone these days??). Countless other examples could be pointed out, including the recent shooting in Tulsa. And…
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