Home of the Brave
By Gwen McKinney,
It’s football season again, and more than a year since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked a movement popularly dubbed as “taking the knee.”
If Kaepernick drew support – kneelers range from women soccer stars to high school marching bands to college cheerleaders – he also galvanized scorn. Distorting the movement To Kneel, witness the jeers of white spectators, retribution by sponsors, and the audacity of the President of the United States urging to “get that son of a b- -ch off the field.”
Kaepernick’s courage cost him personally, as he wages a collusion case against the National Football League (NFL) owners who have kept him out of the game.
That quiet stance of kneeling is far removed from an assault on patriotism or disrespect for the troops. Bodies poised at…Read More