Dallas Cowboys Will Make A Unity Protest For Tonight’s Game
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
On Sunday the entire world was watching the National Football League in anticipation of what players' reactions were going to be after President Trump called protesters who take a knee during the National Anthem “SOB’s” and should be fired.
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From WFAA, every NFL team team that played a game on Sunday protested in one way or another. From individual team players, to the owners making statements denouncing President Trump’s statement - 28 teams in total either took a knee, locked arms, or stayed in their locker room until kickoff.
The Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals play tonight at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Dallas Cowboys have never had a player protest during the National Anthem and if they will is still a question mark.
Now to everyone who is clueless on how we even got to this in an interview with the NFL Media in 2016, Colin Kaepernick spoke on why he took a knee
I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.
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This protest isn’t about our veterans or disrespecting the U.S. flag. What Colin is saying while people are pledging their allegiance to the flag is that it's the same flag that has oppressed people of color by racism and police brutality. I want to make something crystal clear - this is in no way to disrespect law enforcement. Mainly because my father is a private investigator and also served in Vietnam and my grandfather served in the Korean War. So on a personal level I have respect for law enforcement and the flag.
However, I can relate to being pulled over for no reason at all or being detained because I fit the description. I’ve also seen the ugly head of racism face-to-face and at times I wonder if the same flag I pledge allegiance to pledges its allegiance to me.
What I am hoping for is eventually a conversation about racism and injustice so we can mend the fence and maybe, just maybe we can all live in harmony and live out the true pledge of allegiance “Indivisible with liberty and justice for all”. Now according to rumors they are planning on protesting for tonight's game, but I guess we will have to wait until kickoff. Until then let us march on 'til victory is won.