The sports world is all abuzz with commentary, criticism, support, disgust, and a wide variety of other responses to Colin Kaepernick‘s refusal to stand for the National Anthem. If this is the first you’ve heard about it, you haven’t missed much. To ‘splain, wait, that’d take too long, let me sum up: the 49ers quarterback has garnered a lot of attention for not standing during the National Anthem in a show of solidarity for the mistreatment of black Americans at the hands of law enforcement.
Now, regardless of my personal view of his “protest” (not a positive view, mind you), I would actually like to make a friendly suggestion to him that I think would launch his protest from the Bay level to the Stratosphere level. This idea would be a neon flashing light for his cause, and would almost ensure that the whole News media would continue talking about him & his protest for the foreseeable future.
Here it is:
At the next game, during the National Anthem, all eyes will be on Kaepernick; he should sanctimoniously stand up, march as close as he can to midfield and unfurl an upside down American flag (the sign of a ship in distress) with these two facts written on it: 1) black babies 5x more likely to be aborted than white babies & 2) 1 of every 2 black babies will be aborted.
If he cares about protecting and preserving black lives, he should do this at every game this season, unapologetically, and rally the nation to outlaw abortions once and for all. Otherwise, we will just assume he is just another celebrity pulling a publicity stunt. There’s a long and glorious tradition of peaceful protests, if Kaepernick would like to go down as a modern day Wilberforce, perhaps he’ll take my advice. But alas, this all will likely fizzle out far sooner than it should, and not bring awareness to the real genocide being carried out against black America every day.