Protest explained

In response to Jack Craft’s Oct. 25th letter, first and foremost, coming from a family with multiple veterans, I have the utmost respect for our military, as well as every soldier’s bravery and sacrifice.

The argument, however, is playing ‘Monday Morning Quarterback’, based upon partisan politics.

Unless you’ve personally experienced the inherent, institutional racism against people of color in the U.S. first hand, your ‘who the hell do they think they are? comment is as ignorant as it is unwarranted. Their voices aren’t being heard; where and when do you believe is the more appropriate place to protest?

Don’t forget, every year that you’ve patronized the NFL: since the 1970s, you’ve personally paid into making those players ‘the greatest heroes’ that you and I both agree is remiss.

As the strong supporter of veterans that you clearly are, the deplorable conditions existing for them currently, and within the VA system as a whole, isn’t that more worthy of addressing rather than players taking a knee or when and where the NFL: spends its money?

Kate McDermott


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