National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem. A friend on Facebook wrote two comments to my posts supporting this action:
Actually I don’t consider what he did a brave stance for racial justice. Protests come in many forms and his choice was out of context.
This is not the right way to do this. When you disrespect the country as a whole rather than the specific issue you wish to correct you alienate those that could help you. His actions are arrogant and ignorant.
So what this critic of Kaepernick claims is that there are people out there who were on the verge of leaving their couches to offer effective protection to unarmed black people from extrajudicial execution and, then, horrified by Kaepernick’s actions, they resumed their seats on the couch.