Kaepernick critics don’t get it

Published: 9/22/2018 5:40:28 PM
Kaepernick critics don’t get it

People like Tom Travis, who insists on making Kaepernick, and other NFL players’ peaceful protests about the flag and those who fought and died for it, instead of what those protesters are actually saying why they protest, only display their unwillingness to understand their message.

If Tom Travis thinks peacefully protesting issues which face many Americans is somehow not patriotic or is disrespectful and those protesting should leave, he doesn’t know American history very well.

One sign of patriotism comes with wanting to fight for what one feels is right for our nation. If Mr. Travis has a problem with that, maybe he is the one who should consider leaving. Our country was built from protest. Americans, throughout history, have protested, both peacefully and violently. Those historic protests have help mold our country to what it is today.

Yet, currently many Americans’ negative and unjust experiences in their own country reflects there is a lot of work still to be done. Clearly Mr Travis doesn’t understand the problems facing people of color in this country, simply because it is not a problem for him.

Cathy Gouch


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