Take A Knee

Once upon a time it would’ve amazed me how many white people are up in arms about athletes taking a knee in peaceful protest over police brutality applied selectively against people of color: not any more.

To be succinct:

YOU don’t get to tell someone the “right” way to protest.

YOU don’t get to decide when someone else should or should not be offended.

YOU don’t get to choose which venue is appropriate for their protest.

Innocent people of color are dying because of police brutality. If that doesn’t bother you, you should binge on some Sesame Street or Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood to learn how to be a decent human being.

A flag is a piece of cloth. What’s more important than worshipping a piece of cloth as if it were the holiest of holies is what we, as a nation, actually stand for. Right now, it would appear that Americans stand for silencing dissent and victimizing those with no voice: the weak, the elderly, the sick and infirm, and marginalized people including the LGBT community, people of color, and refugees fleeing certain death in hope of a better life for their families.

Prove me wrong.

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