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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

December 12, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Anthem protests about racial injustice

Re: Football Player Responds to Recent NFL Anthem Protest

If people are led to believe that protesting during the national anthem is a protest of a particular song, then we are missing the point or falling into a diversionary trap. This is about racial and social justice, about how many black and brown people are marginalized and mistreated based on race. I look forward to the day, like now, when white people also take a knee, raise a fist, and take action to promote justice for all, not just the historically privileged. Seems like Ithaca College, which holds learning sacred, is a good place to start or build momentum for justice. And btw, I did this as an IC student organizer in the mid-late 1970’s. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Todd Bernstein ‘79