For those who do not know, Colin Kaepernick is a quarterback who plays with the San Francisco football team. He has decided to make an important statement. Colin will not stand for the national anthem. I assume it is a statement against American racism, and to prove his point,,Colin will remain seated.
The assumption of Colin Kaekpernick is that everything in the present or past of American history is related to racism and bigotry. However, Martin Luther King or fighters for human rights such as Elizabeth Gurley Flynn or Emma Goldman or Rosa Parks somehow do not belong in the American past or present. Mr. Kaepernick falls into the racist trap of assuming that only whites, and they naturally were all bigots, represent the story of America. By the way, Colin, of the 5,000 who were lynched in America, 1,000 were not black skinned.
I would be more impressed with Colin if he promised to give up football until after the November election and devote all of his time to registering voters and getting them to the polls. Of course, this would mean no millions for Mr. Kaepernick.