I'll simply add this, and in hopes that the thread isn't locked prior to my response.
As an active-duty US Army soldier, I partook of numerous military funeral details back in the mid-late 80's, which included numerous cities, in various states in the southeast US. Those funeral details involved numerous ethnicities.... Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, American-Americans, and last-but-not-least - numerous African American servicemen. That flag that I held during those military funeral processions, folded, and presented to the spouses/living relatives as their last honorable memory representing their loved ones' honorable service to our country, will always stay with me forevermore.
Mind you - numbers of those funerals included African Americans who served during WW2, several of them serving as Alabama-based Tuskegee Airmen, who served their country honorably as pilots/front-line grunts during WW2.
The American Flag, and its National Anthem, obviously, carries a bit more gravity with me given my experiences. That American flag represents much more than just sports-related protests of our modern-day blights. At 19 years of age - I was reminded that our flag, our national anthem, and our patriotism, all involved much more than merely what caucasian Americans sacrificed. That flag and that national anthem pertained to all that served honorably, who lost limbs and sacrificed quality of life, and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.
I don't overlook the equality aspect that is being protested today, We should all unite to make our country a better place for all of our people. But the means in which the protest for inequality has deteriorated to - it pits all sorts of Americans, of numerous ethnicities, against the means in which the protest has originated. It was originally designed to create an argument (and a valid argument) about social injustice. But it has morphed into one that questions one's patriotism, the military, and the things that represent those aspects. The argument is no longer about social injustice, but whether one is respectful of the American flag and our National Anthem.
It's created an enormous detour from the original message, which is no longer the focus. So why continue doing it?
So although some of us who've experienced things in life a bit differently, who might choose to look at things through more than just one lens, doesn't necessarily make some of us racists.
That is utterly and completely uncalled for.