Anyways, I have finally been trying to get my Twitter on for these posts so that I could have more than you, my dear singular reader. So I've written a couple on the post that was most difficult and scary for me...The Act of Listening, Especially When It's Hard...in which I steeped myself in the ways I could in the black experience to extend my support of Black Lives Matter to the Kaepernick peaceful protests through understanding...especially in light of him being the most disliked player in the league and death threats. Holy cannoli that's aggressive of us America! It's called exercising his Constitutional right to freedom of expression...take a deep breath and chiiillllllllll. Anyways, my decision to purposefully increase exposure and understanding worked pretty well in terms of increasing my empathy. And so far the interwebs hasn't pilloried me for trying to engage in a race conversation as a white person (thank you for that, my dear singular reader!)
Saw this graphic from Think Progress and just love everything about what it says. Americans standing up together with Kaepernick in solidarity of his peaceful protest. I think it gives new and deeper meaning to the phrase "When the Game Stands Tall".