It has been an interesting week in this country.
And I say that as a Black/Puerto Rican woman who has had many “interesting” weeks growing up in America.
Besides the devastating humanitarian crisis that is happening in Puerto Rico—a crisis the president has been relatively quiet about considering he seems super glued to his Twitter feed—there seems to be a great deal of confusion and opinion around the National Football League (NFL) and players and owners who have chosen to “take a knee.”
To me, it’s simple.
More than a year ago, Colin Kaepernick chose to kneel during the National Anthem to protest police brutality and racism in this country. This is called “peaceful protest” and is protected by our Constitution.
But everyone and their mother seems to have an opinion about when Black folk should protest, how they should protest, where they should protest, and if they should be reprimanded for protesting.
So the question remains: what is the “right way” to protest as a Black person in America?
Don’t let these questions keep you up at night. Just let Trevor Noah explain:
The Best Explanation Ever for Why Black Lives Matter still Matters.
Race in America: A Message for those who “Don’t Know Where to Start.”
I’m a White Mom—That is my Privilege.
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