Month: September 2017

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So What’s the Right Way to Protest?

He knelt down. He didn't flip the bird, burn a flag, make giant social media post, write a think piece. He knelt during the national anthem. That was all Colin Kaepernick did. He exercised his right to free speech in a public space, and he got shit on for it. And our president, our president, referred to him as a "son of a bitch." What followed was numerous NFL teams not taking the field during the anthem as an act of solidarity. Some others knelt. Some locked arms (and I feel like it wasn't enough, leading the tyrant to mistake their protest as standing up for the anthem and not a throwback to the first Civil Rights marches where protesters would lock arms…