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Be sure your outrage isn’t selective


This week, my Facebook feed has been clogged with opinions about Nike’s Colin Kaepernick advertising campaign. The outrage stems from his (and other athletes’) refusal to stand during the “Star Spangled Banner” during the past two football seasons. Many believe Kaepernick’s protest cost him his job.

Facebookers have invoked images of our military, our founding fathers, and other patriotic themes to illustrate how “wrong” Kaepernick’s, and Nike’s, actions were.

According to NFL.com, Kaepernick said in 2016 “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color… To me,