A few weeks ago I wrote a column about my thoughts on the “national anthem saga” that began with Colin Kaepernick sitting for the national anthem during a preseason football game. In that piece I raised a few questions, I never raised a question about Kaepernick’s intentions nor his right to sit or kneel during the anthem, but I did question whether this particular protest was worth it. Meaning, I questioned whether it would be effective in any way.
Well, just a few weeks later, I can see that it is becoming more and more effective. So, in light of the increased support that Kaepernick has gotten from other professional athletes who have practiced their right to sit or kneel during the national anthem, I will humbly retract my questioning of this
The truth is that there are a lot of other pro athletes who feel similarly to Kaepernick and apparently they just need someone to start this movement. Just like I said a few weeks ago, I have no issue with Kaepernick or any other professional athlete choosing to sit or kneel during the national anthem. If anything, a lot can be learned from this simple, and silent protest.