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Are men who choose to kneel during the nation

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Are men who choose to kneel during the national anthem of a sporting event any less patriotic than a protester who seeks only peaceful forms of civil disobedience to further his or her cause? Especially considering they know that their actions will trigger a backlash against them? Look up the little known story of Bruce Maxwell, catcher for the Oakland A’s overshadowed by the current NFL conflict. He made the thoughtful decision to kneel as a statement, while still sitting up straight with his hat removed and over his heart. He had a point to make, and wanted to do so while trying to remain as respectful as possible during the anthem. That’s as thoughtful a peaceful protest as I could ever ask my students to exercise rather than doing something rash that could incite violence.

As you are well aware by now, this ‘take a knee’ campaign, which never really seemed to have a name until this weekend, was made famous by Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem last season. I say ‘made famous’ because it was Kaepernick who grabbed the headlines even though others had taken similar action where can you buy basketball jerseys before him, most notably running back Marshawn Lynch during his days with the Seattle Seahawks.

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