Colin Kaepernick and Our National Anthem

Looking at Colin Kaepernick’s actions from a historical perspective, putting myself in his place I can see his point. I would have a hard time standing for the National Anthem if it included an anti-Irish-American verse and was written by a member of the (anti-Irish-American) Know Nothing Party. Our God is a God of justice who sees only our common humanity and the Imago Dei within each and every one of us.


Note: the article is titled “Slavery and the National Anthem: The Surprising History Behind Colin Kaepernick’s Protest.” My guess is that it’s not surprising to our African-American brothers and sisters.