Many Americans are offended by the actions of several athletes who refuse to support the American flag and the National Anthem. Timelines on social media have been flooded with abhorrence and utter disdain because of these actions. Some are demanding players be benched and others leave the country if they are not happy in America. While many remain offended that black athletes will not stand for the flag, others are offended that a piece of cloth is more important to Americans than a black man’s life. So today, we ask America to forgive black Americans for expecting others to take notice of the constant injustices that abound in a country that supports red, white, and blue, but abhors black.
America, please forgive us for expressing hurt and pain toward a flag that brought black people to a country in chains to sell as slaves.America, please forgive us for seeing red, white, and blue different from many of our privileged recipients. While the flag stands for justice to some, others see red as the blood of unarmed black men covering the streets, white as privileged Americans who stand in judgment and blue as the color of this community’s aggressors. The spectacular flag’s design, complete. How dare a community … click HERE to continue reading