Colin Kaepernick's Protest Is Against Police Brutality and Systematic Racism

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    Not the police and/or individual police, or any other thing you want to brand it as.

    Know the difference.

    If you are offended by the protest, you are probably guilty of exactly what he's protesting.

    Just an FYI.
     
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    Systematic racism does not exist and police brutality is rare and when it occurs is dealt with through our legal system.
     
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    Prove this statement from Kaepernick is true.
    The primary reason Kaepernick took the knee was to protest:
    "I began paying attention to reports about the incredible number of unarmed black people being killed by the police."
    Opinion | Eric Reid: Why Colin Kaepernick and I Decided to Take a Knee

    What is the "incredible number"?
    More so what does the singing of the national anthem have to do with black people?
     
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    Then he shouldn't have brought the National Anthem into it. Doing so is an insult to all that have died and suffered defending the flag. I guess he's just too stupid to know that OR he meant the insult?

    Which is it, OP?
     
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    READ: "if you don't think like I do then you are a racist".

    :rolleyes:
     
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    A black man has more a chance getting hit by lightning than killed by cop. If he wants to protest do it on his own time. Also don't kneel in defiance of our national anthem. People died fight for his right to do what he is doing. It's disrespecting our great troops. 21768396_1911667359161641_4959836372078633409_n.jpg
     
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    yeah, because those little piggie socks he wore aren't a personal attack on anyone.....
     
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    It is a 'protest' without any action or solutions.

    What is the point then?
     
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    Sure because we know Black people in general really respect the Police and appreciate the risks they take every day. Is that the snake oil you are trying to sell today? And Kapaernik wasn't doing his game time demonstration to draw attention to himself right?
    :bs1::bsflag::bs1:
     
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    A. The land of the Free and the Home of the brave is a phrase which adequately describes an alternative reality when it comes to African Americans and their interaction with a small minority of Law Enforcement.

    There is no single reason for this situation, and fingers can be pointed in a number of directions, but the protest itself put an exclamation mark on unwarranted violence perpetrated by a few LEOs on generally young black men.

    The issue needs to be discussed rationally, unfortunately very little rational statements emanate from the Bully Pulpit or on social media; in fact the behavior of President Trump has exacerbated racial tensions and given permission to those who hate an entire race, religion or ethnicity to express their bigotry.
     
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