Take A Knee

Just about a year ago, I posted about NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who had been in the news for refusing to stand during the national anthem – as a protest against racial injustice in the United States. I rather smugly predicted it was going to do wonders for his career, naively thinking of sports legends with political clout, such as Mohammed Ali, and not thinking how long he suffered, fought, and struggled to achieve that status. So here we are, a year later, and the apparently very talented NFL player still doesn’t have a job. Taking a knee has been in the news again lately as more and more players take a knee during the anthem, all while more and more people seem to misunderstand what it’s all about. Even Trump has given the topic more Twitter attention than he’s given to the natural disaster in Puerto Rico – an island with 3 million people, no power, and no running water. #ImWithKap

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