If You're Mad About Kaepernick And Silent About Cops Killing Black Lives, Do Better
Huffington Post - 5 months
At least two black men have been fatally shot by police since Friday and this fact alone should be enough to draw considerable outrage from most American citizens. But, sadly, some folks have been noticeably silent.
Chief among them are the critics who condemned Colin Kaepernick’s peaceful protest of the national anthem in early September, which he said he did in response to America’s systemic oppression of black people and the constant killings of black men and women at the hands of police.
Notable figures, many of them white, like model Kate Upton, musician Kid Rock, Rep. Steve King, and more, implied that Kaepernick’s protest was disrespectful, undignified and unjust. The same can be said of the treatment of black people by police in America, but that’s a reality that critics of Kaepernick have yet to condemn. These same vocal critics haven’t had much to say after the recent police killings of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North
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