2018C3 wrote:Popovich is the last guy anyone could call a racist. I applaud his decision to stand.
The whole purpose of standing for the national anthem for me personally has been to honor all the veterans who have both gave there life and served in protecting this country. I still feel this way.
Kneeling does not sit well with me, but I do believe that in the USA people should have the right to either stand or kneel. Its a right our Veterans have fought for, and many have died to protect.
Veterans haven't "fought for our rights" since the Civil War. And there were also black veterans who fought in the revolution, Civil War, both world wars and Vietnam only to return to a country where they couldn't vote and could strung up on trees with impunity. Would them kneeling for the flag to promote social justice "sit the wring way with you", or when the dudes at the Olympics raised a fist?
Truly, white america, you need to take a step back and deal with this ckubtries racism. We could probably do it without you. It would take a lot longer though and if evee minorities enter their rulership in this country they will not be kind to your children's chrilden
Tell that to my father who was a vet, and dedicated his entire life work to helping others work though personal problems from people consisting of all races, and was also a psychiatric counselor to a former veteran Black Heavy Weight Boxing Champion.
I would choose to stand for the honor of all veterans, not just the pale ones. We as people in this country need to stop identifying people by race, and learn to treat everyone as a individual human. That is the ideal I stand for!
There will always be a few racists from all nationalities out there who have not been properly exposed, and will hold beliefs that they were taught from a young age. The best thing to do is kill those misplaced beliefs with kindness.
This guy understands how to make a positive change, and has made a big difference in his personal interactions, We could all learn a thing or two from this very smart wise man.
We should all watch this video, and use these same ideas to build a better future for everyone.
I have mentioned this before, I grew up in a family where my grandparents were very racist. It was not uncommon for me to here my grandfather call a black person the "N" word. My parents were never on board with that, and brought me up right. When my grandparents got old, they had a black caretaker, and over time there opinion changed. After there black caretaker left them they also had a Filipino caretaker.
When I was a child they did not like anyone who was not white, even Italians were too much. By the time they passed and were exposed to other people who were not the same as themselves, they admitted there former beliefs were wrong.
Just two generations later from there time I now live in a mixed family, and have both African Americans and Asian Americans mixed into our family structure through their grand, and also great grand children.
Any existing racism can easily be killed with exposure, mutual respect, and kind actions.
I'm not looking for a trophy or anything, But two weekends ago I seen a black man with a flat tire parked at a gas station just a block from my house at around 11:00pm with a busted socket wrench laying next to his tire, I drove back home and returned with a tire iron, and a floor jack and helped the guy change his tire. I would have done this re-regardless of his race, because one time about a year ago someone stopped and helped me in similar situation, It was now my time to return the favor. I'd like to believe little things like this can make a difference in this world.
Some people here could try and label me all they want for my view points towards solutions. It does not bother me at all because I know who I am, and also know that all people are equal and should be treated that way. It's ok for people to disagree on what is the best solution to a goal.