the singing of the anthem was started as a respect for those serving in ww1 . it is a sign of respect for active and military veterans of all races so to say it is racist is ludicrous.
the why he is protesting is a different matter. what is his reason?
ck said “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”"
his reason is that he has no pride in the country.
he has a problem with the police; many do not just people of color. many families of all colors are mourning their loss at the hands of police. he could have spoken out at a press conference against specific locales and probably garnered more support. his game plan wasn’t well thought out.
how can he say the country which was being run by a man of color investigating the police he is allegedly against be oppressing people of color? if mr. o wasn’t doing anything he may have had a point but they were opening cases in quite a few police departments to root out the bad behavior. they were bringing federal civil rights charges where warranted. if what mr. o did wasn’t good enough what is?
the flag represents people of all colors and he is disrespecting us.