We have talk about this many times.
The people that are kneeling are doing because they want racial equality and the end of police brutality.
That is something everyone should want right?
Danberry, a sophomore from Conway, said the move was a way to speak out against what she called an “unjust system.” She also said the team would discuss whether to continue the practice before its next game.
“Recently, you all know that there’s been a lot of killings from police officers of African-Americans and other minorities,” Danberry said. “Me and my teammates took a knee today during the national anthem to speak for those who are oppressed. As Razorback student-athletes, we have a platform to do that.”
Seems reasonable right?
Something everyone should agree on, so how did some of the politicians in the area respond to this?
Sen. Jim Hendren, a fighter pilot who’s waged a long and unhappy social media campaign against the Kaepernick-inspired protests in other venues, commented on Twitter:
Republican Rep. Laurie Rushing said on Twitter: “I just might take a knee on UA funding.” Sen. Jason Rapert rebroadcast her message and he added: “Perhaps we should reconsider the UofA Budget since some in leadership don’t get it.”
Search @jefflongUA on Twitter and you’ll find a torrent of abuse, including calls by a Republican student group for the firing of Dykes. The same for @coachjimmydykes. “Leave our state you shameful man,” said one.
The school and the coach have backed the players, but when the government thinks it is “shameful” and threatens to take aid away from a college because people are kneeling for injustice, that should tell you how deeply racist our society really is.