The Transylvania Times -

Sacrificing For Justice


August 6, 2018

I admire Colin Kaepernick. He is pointing out the social injustice that black people endure day in and day out in this country. We only have to read the Asheville Citizen-Times in the last three weeks to appreciate the problem. The venue he has used for this protest is perfect. Seventy-five percent of the NFL players entertaining us are black. Surely, they deserve a moment for us to consider the plight of their brothers and sisters.

When I was “in country” in Vietnam, it was obvious that as a percentage of the population, black men were over represented in combat roles. They do no...

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