Who denies racial disparity exists?
You are making it an either or framing it your way.
I don't care if CK7 took a knee or not. I don't honor the anthem in my house when its played. I use it's playing to go to the bathroom or do something else. Most people do. Even many who hammer Kaepernick for his disprespect. That is hypocrisy.
Like Steve said...I don't think a person should use their job to protest. I couldn't. Cowboys wanted to put a decal on their helmet to honor the 5 police officers shot and killed in Dallas. NFL said...NOPE. Kaepernick has less of a right to take a knee than Dallas did to ask for the right to display a helmet decal.
Prior to all of this mess I thought Kaepernick was punk. I still do. I wish ALL brutality would go away. It just doesn't happen to black people. I've witnessed it happen to both white and black. There are bad cops just like you have bad/racist co-workers.
Personally, I feel like a lot of people use this as a way to dishonestly feel better about themselves as if standing with Kaepernick means standing against racism and police brutality. I stand against that in my life but I don't support a guy who ran off and made millions for being the face of a cause.
Who watches football for social justice commentary or politics? I don't. I don't want it at a movie, at a restaurant, a play, school activities, etc. He Jemele Hill'ed his way into public conversation when it wasn't his right to do so.
NOTHING he did has changed anything for the better except maybe for Nike. There isn't less police brutality or racism. I'd argue he's enflamed that element to do it more and more viciously.