I sit with Colin! 

I wasn’t going to say anything about the outrage of Colin Kaepernick sitting down during the National Anthem. But if you know me, you know I don’t hold my tongue for long. 

This is America. It’s a democracy. People are able to protest. People are able to disagree. That’s their right. Colin can sit down, if he chooses; you can disagree, if you choose. That’s what’s so great about America. People can do what they want, within reason (if it’s not breaking the law), if they so choose. 

This is a battle that he has chosen to fight, for all of us (black people). I’m sorry but,  white people – this is not your fight. Your opinion really is null and void in this situation. 

I’m a New Orleans Saints fan. I love Drew Brees but I wish he would have kept his mouth shut. This isn’t his fight. He’s not (half) black and Colin is not his teammate. So why is he talking? 

Let’s be honest, Drew needs to be “wholeheartedly disagreeing” with the Offensive Line not protecting him longer in the pocket. Disagree wholeheartedly with not making the playoffs, do you see where I’m going with this? 

Andplusalso, standing for the National Anthem is respect. It’s not mandatory. I don’t think it’s a law. 

Do you stand for the National Anthem when you’re at home watching a sporting event? I’ve seen people sit down for the song AT stadiums or venues. Just like I’ve seen politicians not put their hand on their heart during the song, but that’s another post for another day. 

Below is the entire National Anthem. Since most Americans who are outraged by Colin’s brave move only know the first stanza, I have posted the entire song. Read the stanza by the red arrow. Would you stand for this? 

If you can’t read the font, it says – 

“No refuge could save the hireling and slave / From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave, / And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave / O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” I ask you again, would you stand for this? 

Yes, Colin was raised by white people, is biracial and his family has military ties. But at the end of the day, off of the football field – he is still just another black male. 

He explains why he chose to sit. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

I’ll leave you with this, if all of the niggers, monkeys and the rest of the names you call black people, that you learned from your grandparents, actually LEFT the country and/or stopped playing sports – what you watch on Saturdays and Sundays? 

Let’s be honest – the Olympics, NBA, NFL and even college football would be nothing without black people! 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s