What Is The NFL Protest Really All About And Proof The Issue Exists?

There really shouldn’t be any confusion that racism is alive and well. It seems like this country takes a few steps forward and a couple steps back on that issue every time we turn around. It’s just that there are people who aren’t willing to believe that racism still exists because they have lost all faith in the news.

Of course, there are also people who just keep themselves uninformed on such matters. They’d rather not know about it than to deal with it. The thing is that the NFL protest where players are kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem IS about racism. It’s not about protesting the flag or the troops. I have not heard one player say they have no respect for the flag or the troops.

The reason the lines are blurred is because the protest is taking place during the playing of the National Anthem. It’s an unfortunate mixed message because that makes the blood boil for millions of red-blooded patriots while on the other hand, millions of Americans with just as much patriotism acknowledge that it’s a form of peaceful protest even if it is pissing off a lot of fans.

At the time Colin Kaepernick decided to sit on the bench during the playing of the National Anthem, there were headlines after headlines of black men being killed by police officers. I remember wondering if it was ever going to stop. Were they being targeted? Was this really happening?

It’s A Legitimate Fear For Millions Of Americans

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It is hard to wrap your brain around. To think that the men and women who are hired to protect and serve our communities are actually a legitimate fear for some of our citizens. You don’t want to believe it. But when it keeps happening, you have to come to terms with it and you have to realize that there is a huge problem that needs addressed.

So, Colin Kaepernick is no longer in the picture now. But his protest still lives on and it has spread, sparked by the fuel Donald Trump threw on the issue when he called players SOB’s if they knelt during the playing of the National Anthem. He actually went beyond that and called for them to be fired.

Colin Kaepernick NFL National Anthem Protest

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The thing is that Kaepernick actually consulted with a former NFL player who had served in the Green Berets. In 2016, Kaepernick had company in his protest by this time and Nate Boyer told them it would probably be best if they took a knee during the National Anthem as a more respectful gesture. They looked at it as a flag flying half-mast, a sign of distress.

So the question is now flying around whether kneeling during the National Anthem is about racism or the country. That is unfortunate. So many people are getting the wrong message. The protest is definitely about racism. It’s just very unfortunate that the message is skewed by the form of protest and it’s meaning can get lost.

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