Veteran supports those protesting racial inequality

Friday , October 06, 2017 - 6:00 AM3 comments

As basketball season at Weber State University approaches, I wonder what I’ll do when the national anthem is played: stand, sit or kneel.

I consider myself a patriot. I served in the Army as a flight surgeon, I vote, I get a lump in my throat when “The Star-Spangled Banner” is played and get tears in my eyes when I hear “Taps.” However, I support those who are protesting racial and minority inequality.

By sitting or kneeling not only am I showing support for these nonviolent protests, but I am also giving the middle finger to that fat guy with orange hair and little hands.

Robert S. Brodstein


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