Dear Ben Brown, I am liz from Life Academy and I just wanted to say that I couldn’t agree with you more your article is very strong, I love how you used the example of Colin Kaepernick. That is a very clear statement and I loved how you said it’s bigger than football. It really is there are innocent people are dying because the police are not doing there job right. I agree with you when you say they need to be punished. I have faced many encounters where I am treated differently because of my color of skin. I believe it dosen’t matter if your white brown, yellow, blue, pink we are all human.
I think protesting against the national anthem is a good thing. They also say that it’s nothing against the soldiers. When they kneel for the national anthem I vision them going against all the problems we face as
I am satisfied with your post because your topic is delivered and explained for not only African Americans, but also whites and or others that cannot relate. You state the problems that are addressed by the knee taking during the national anthem and explain them.
One thing you said that stands out for me is “it’s nothing against the soldiers it’s more about how we’re treated.” I think this is enlightening because a lot of people misunderstand the message being sent by kneeling during the anthem. You are right; it is about our people not being treated right and not about our U.S. soldiers.
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