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Sports And False Patriotism


June 4, 2018

It was refreshing to read the two opinion letters in the May 29 edition of The Times supporting the right of NFL players to publicly express their outrage at the continued racism all too prevalent in police departments and elsewhere (see Roseanne Barr). I have two suggestions for the players:

1.Enlist the support of your white teammates. It would be startling if the entire team, or most of it, avoided “publicly disrespecting” a collection of notes and lyrics that, all too often, has represented national shame.

2.If you have to stay in the locker room, for the anthem, stay in the loc...

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