Conservative Outrage Over The #TakeAKnee Movement Revealed Racism, Not Patriotism

Hypocrisy and phony patriotism: two principles of the new Republican party

During the height of Colin Kaepernick’s career and the #TakeAKnee movement, plenty of conservative-minded and Republican folks were outraged, expressing sentiments like, “politics has no place in football!” Later, these same people had the temerity to applaud Donald Trump for running (not one, but two) political campaign ads during the 2020 Super Bowl. The band of hypocrisy and phony patriotism has been nothing short of stunning.

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“our learned biases — whether conscious or subconscious — and our relative insulation from such mistreatments often work in tandem, motivating us to execute the most potent, most damaging act of white privilege: silence… As in, silence when we need to be vocal, and vocal when we need to silent.”

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