When Colin Kaepernick decided not to stand for the national anthem it set off a flurry of anger and hatred aimed directly at him for being unpatriotic. Many called for him to be fired. Since them many others have followed his example in protest.
And then Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by Betty Shelby.
From Russell Simmons on Instagram:
The world we live in: People upset when a black man takes a knee, but unaffected when a black man takes a bullet. #TerenceCrutcher
If you don’t see the problem here, you need to watch the video of a life being taken unnecessarily and only then tell the world that Colin Kaepernick was wrong when he protested this very thing. While a mere symbol was “being disrespected”, a man was being executed.
It doesn’t look like the protests are going to stop anytime soon. In fact, you can expect them to get bigger.
During the civil rights movement, barely a plurality of the populace had a favorable opinion of Martin Luther King Jr. In 1966, 63% of the country was on the wrong side of that issue. Don’t be on the wrong side of this one.
If you do nothing else about this issue, read this article by John Halstead.