Colin Kaepernick made his statement by sitting out one playing of our National Anthem and kneeling at another. I do not agree with him, but he made a statement about which he believes.
We do have faults in America. Some of them are racial. But is this a national problem or pockets that need correcting?
His statement condemns our country as being racist. I dare say we have more black American millionaires than any other nation. Blacks are leaders in government, corporations, great actors in Hollywood and in all sports from elementary, high school, college and professional. Yet Colin seems to trash all of this.
He does have the First Amendment right. But I recall a number of persons in broadcasting fired for making unseemly remarks. I may be mistaken, but I think some athletes have suffered fines for words that came out of their mouths.
The fans gave him a round of boos when he was introduced at the next game. He made a sacrifice. It seems to me that maybe it is time fans made a sacrifice. Instead of attending a game and booing him, a greater statement would be tearing up their tickets and not going to the game. That would be costly. But that is what a sacrifice is. Empty stands would get the attention of owners and the NFL.
I do not wish Kaepernick harm. He has the right to do what he is doing. But I remember a time many blacks and whites paid the price demanding that segregation end. When I stand up publicly for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I am willing to pay the price, whatever it may be.
George C. Kaulbach