Burbank: Anthem’s words add depth to football player’s protest

Commentary | September 7, 2016 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

As fans, we all stand up for the national anthem. Is that the right thing to do? We can join Kaepernick, if we think this is an effective (or ineffective) protest against injustice in our country, and if we agree (or disagree) with Kaepernick. We could also reframe the question: Why should we stand up for our national anthem, in which the words themselves embrace slavery?

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