Tell Me She’s Wrong

Sue Hirsch
2 min readAug 15, 2020

Kaepernick protested by silently and RESPECTFULLY kneeling during the anthem, at the ball game, and the response was that if he “hated” America that much, then he should leave. He was said to be “UnAmerican” because he was exercising his Constitutional Right to protest. He was also Exercising his Constitutional Right to free speech, without saying a word.

He believed in the sanctity and power of the Constitution enough to kneel, when he knew that doing so would be an unpopular move.

Obviously, Kaepernick had a better grasp of (and greater faith in) the Constitution (and in the innate goodness of America) than most of the rest of us.

If he’d been White and taken a knee to protest something during the anthem, we probably would have made a big deal of making a change for the better, and thanked him for bringing the failing to our attention.

Instead, your “president” got his knickers in a twist about it, and pressured the NFL to penalize Kaepernick for having knelt during the anthem.

The woman pictured above said all this with one great meme, on Facebook, while I’ve been writing thousands on thousands of words about it, for almost a year, now.

This woman also called out racism, very clearly, when she asked her audience to raise their hands, if they would like to be treated as though they were Black. Her name is Jane Elliot and she used to be a school teacher and

an American diversity educator. As a schoolteacher, she became known for her “Blue eyes/Brown eyes” exercise. Jane Elliott promotes the idea that there is only one race in race relations, which is namely the human race. She first conducted her famous exercise for her class on April 5, 1968, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. When her local newspaper published compositions that the children had written about the experience, the reactions (both positive and negative) formed the basis for her career as a public speaker against discrimination.

IT IS SAID, that a picture is worth a thousand words, and the one at the top of this post is definitely a case in point.

Don’t worry Kaepernicks of the world and Ms. Elliotts. Calexit has your back and we’ll back you to the hilt.

Sue Hirsch