#VeteransForKaepernick dispels the myth that protesting the National Anthem is disrespectful
August 31, 2016 at 1:30 am
For the past few days, we’ve seen hate-filled messages about Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest the national anthem. On Tuesday, some veterans decided to change the tone of the conversation, and throw their support toward the 49ers quarterback’s bold move, showing solidarity.
Some wanted to be clear that bigotry is not what they stand for.
— Ed Beck (@DEdwardBeck) August 31, 2016
And to let others know to not speak up for all of them or generalize them.
Don’t use my service–or that of any veteran–to justify the silencing of black Americans. Not on my watch. #VeteransForKaepernick
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) August 31, 2016
— SH🍔N (@brownlashon) August 31, 2016
Some used this as a reminder that veterans have fought for our 1st Amendment rights.
— Nicole (@dcmbrdiva) August 31, 2016
Others chose to point out that police brutality is NOT something they’ve fought for.
— Airbnb Papi (@JoeOnDemand) August 31, 2016
Not to mention the fact that black veterans fought for our rights and were still treated as second-class citizens.
— SheTweetsTruth (@MsElectLadyKim) August 31, 2016
Because contrary to some popular belief, there are black veterans.
— Dominique Thorpe (@GenuinelySpoken) August 31, 2016
Civilians all over twitter applauded the start of this hashtag.
That moment in time the Veterans had ENOUGH of everybody speaking FOR them. Love it. #VeteransforKaepernick
— Astasia Williams (@AstasiaWillTV) August 31, 2016
This #VeteransForKaepernick hashtag is showing a side of humanity that is rarely seen. My face is so soggy and wet, right now.
— OMG, LaJethro (@LaJethroJenkins) August 31, 2016
This is absolutely amazing. Bravo!
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