Take a knee.
Patrick Gothman

Sometimes the framing and interpretation of events produce interesting nuances. For instance, I hear a lot of people say it’s disrespectful. Usually they’re referring to the player protest — that it’s disrespectful to flag and country for them to kneel or sit during the anthem.

I agree disrespect is involved. But I see it as these men protesting the disrespect shown to them by the events that prompted their protest.

If that’s been their experience, why shouldn’t they protest? Especially since they have a stage that gives their concern maximum exposure through peaceful protest. I think a good argument can be made that this is actually good role modeling, and a respectful form of protest.

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