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NFL Player Protests: Should NFL Players Stand or Kneel for the National Anthem?
The goals of the protest are wrong.
They are trying to speak out against apparent racism and inequality, but by doing it this way, they protest everything the US stands for, as well as all the soldiers who lost their lives under that flag.
Statistics do not support claims of systemic racism that is the basis for the kneeling.
There is no special violence of the police against African Americans.
The players are earning millions of dollars, and are contracted and ranked by performance. They have not experienced any of the systemic racism they claim exists.
Even if the goals of the protest are "wrong," it is still allowed by free speech. Therefore, kneeling is fine.
The players should point out that their protest was hijacked by making you believe it was about the National Anthem, soldiers, and patriotism, instead of the abuse of an entire race of people.
The goal of the protest is controversial; however, the protest itself is peaceful, to the point, and not harming anyone.
The simple fact is that people are opposed to the manner of the protest because it is difficult to ignore. Arguments against it are examples of
: people look for reasons to avoid confronting something they don't want to confront.
A protest, by definition, is not goal oriented. It is simply a display of disapproval over a certain object/subject.
Racial inequity in America is a significant social ill that requires change, and any form of non-violent protest of that inequity, even one that makes others uncomfortable, should be supported.