(updated 03/2017) Colin Kaepernick decided not to stand for the Anthem…he did it because of his conflict with the words of the Anthem and the image the Anthem represents, against the backdrop of the experience of Black and Brown people in this Country.
The NFL has responded to his kneeling by seemingly locking him out of the League. Their action reinforces the issues we uncover on this podcast. But what do we do in the face of such racism? Even if we’re not sports fans…is this something people of God should consider?
Now, I (Fr. Jabriel) have spoken in another podcast about ways Black people can be authentic to themselves amidst the complexities of American mythology. But, Colin Kaepernick doesn’t have to agree with my point in order for me to see the peculiarities that he’s now facing as a result of his protest.
In this episode of Racial Heresy, Fr. Cayce Ramey and I explore the strange relationship we Americans have with the Flag, the Pledge and the Cross of Christ.
What do you think? How do you respond to the racial doctrine we uncover and the way it needs to be resolved? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
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Now, here’s the episode: