If There Is No Sacrifice, Perhaps There Is No Real Belief

Nike rolled out its ad this past week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Just Do It campaign. It’s using Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback who has been blacklisted because he kneeled during the playing of the national anthem and spurred other players to do the same. Kaepernick has sacrificed his career for the sake of his beliefs. Continue reading

The Kaepernick Affair: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently caused a stir when he decided not to stand for the national anthem. He said:

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

It matters not whether I agree with him or not. It matters not whether you agree with him. But how we respond to Mr. Kaepernick’s decision to exercise his right to free speech in this manner matters a lot. Continue reading