It’s OK to be white. On Sunday, more than 110 million Americans will huddle around their television sets and watch the 53rd Super Bowl, a matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots. After two seasons marred by black NFL players taking a Colin Kaepernick-style knee or raising a ‘Black Power’ fist during... Read More
Racism and Violence as Decoys
Millions of football fans must have felt grateful to President Trump for provoking the entire National Football League into a goal line stand last month. The sight of hundreds of players on the sidelines, arms linked with coaches and owners during the playing of the national anthem, not only soothed fears that a disrupted season... Read More
Can Kaepernick Save Us?
The Super Bowl is superfluous this year. Who needs a reality show about violence, domination, and sexism, not to mention brain damage, now that we have Trumpball, actual reality that not only authenticates football’s authoritarianism but transforms us from bystanders into victims? Before this game is over, the players may swarm the grandstands and beat... Read More
America Is Now An Open-Air Prison For Whites
Why Stand for a Country That Can Gun You Down in Cold Blood?
If black athletes in the NFL honestly think that African Americans who live under Old Glory are as ‘equally protected ‘as whites, then they should stand up during the national anthem and sing-along. But if they know that blacks aren’t getting a square deal, and that blacks can be gunned down at any time by... Read More
"When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things." The spectacle of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (right, kneeling) degrading AmeriI was first hit by the relevance of 1 Corinthians 13:11when I... Read More
Is Sitting During the National Anthem an Acceptable Form of Protest?
If you don’t think it takes guts to stay seated during the National Anthem, then buy a ticket for a major sporting event –let’s say, a baseball game– and refuse to stand up when the singing starts. Then you’ll see the fur fly. Then you’ll see how rankled people get when you don’t participate in... Read More