If Colin Kaepernick can’t stand to recognize the privilege of being an American, then by all means he should donate his jersey to serve as a doormat for real, everyday heroes who respect and honor America. Oh to be an oppressed, millionaire athlete who bathes in the blessings of liberty’s “racist” bounty.
While we’re “taking a knee” to bring a “black” light to an unacceptable situation, an epidemic of omitted brutality, lest not forget there are nearly 8000 black-on-black homicides annually compared to 200 killed by cops; or roughly half the number of whites killed by police. Considering 13% of the population also accounts for 50% of all violent crime – murders, rapes, assaults and robberies – black America is by far greatest source of injustice and violence against their brethren. If Mr. Kaepernick wants to make a real statement, or dare I say take a stand, try addressing the moral erosion of our urban epicenters, the number of absentee parents and people’s glaring lack of respect for their fellow man, if not for authority and the opportunities this nation provides. Until that day, black lives matter the least to other blacks and true social change is as ignorant as protesting an anthem. Perhaps you should try living in Iran, China, Somalia, Cuba or North Korea to find an ounce of perspective on how poorly your claim of victimization and mass oppression resonates in the real world.
PS Colin…racism is, and always has been, a two-way street. The Constitution, not the flawed cultural norms of any era, provided the blueprint for overcoming society’s most daunting challenges and glaring injustices: i.e., slavery, suffrage, and segregation. And yes, it was written by boring, old, white dudes…the same ones whose timeless contributions you freely dismiss and misrepresent with your myopic hate…who were much more wise and brave than either you or I! For without their vision and sacrifice you would not be able to play a child’s game for an obscene amount of money, let alone have the freedom to speak your divisive nonsense while reiterating your Muslim girlfriend’s prejudicial silence towards 1400 years of uninterrupted savagery, slavery, misogyny and death. Oh to be young, in love, overpaid and to hate America.