The Colin Kaepernick Movement
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"It makes no sense on a variety of levels and is an insult to the troops that died to defend that flag and that anthem."
This guy is amazing and I love his work and what he's doing for this country.
Colin Kaepernick is no longer in the NFL as a result of his activism, you seem to be discrediting his intentions for no apparent reason. Why would you assume he is motivated only by money? You failed to address my original point; Colin Kaepernick was not motivated by the idea that all police are racists.
It's not that hard to understand, laws can be racist without actually mentioning race, this is what Colin Kaepernick is fighting against, laws or practices that end up disproportionately negatively affecting people of color. There are many examples of this, including stop and frisk, and disparities in sentencing for crack vs coke, etc...
The fact that some people are born with names that prevent their career growth and hence social mobility is an injustice, whatever bias produced that reality should be addressed with policies like affirmative action.
Despite being nearly identical to cocaine, crack is treated as a considerably worse drug when it comes to sentencing for possession. There is currently an 18:1 sentencing disparity, which means crack users (who are mostly black) are being unfairly targeted with these laws.
So you acknowledge that a problem exists with names and hiring but you don't think we should do anything to address the problem.