Tara- Eyes and heart is wide open. Based on your comments, the same cannot be said about you. And you might want to look into history more. The Military HAS helped make this great nation what it is. Sorry you are blinded by hate and bias in making your comments known. This issue has nothing to do with social justice and everything to do with how these protestors are trying to get their message out. If they truly wanted people to hear their voices, they should not have chosen a venue which automatically muted them.
This petition is nothing but angry white folks who don’t think their country has done anything wrong to people of color.well guess what that flag ain’t that flag and everything it stands for .burn baby burn that flag
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....who don’t think their country has done anything wrong to people of color.....
WRONG!...everyone in this country understands the injustice done to african slaves.
This country is 77% white and 13% black.
South Africa is 76% black and 9% white.
Laws passed by a white american majority can be challenged by ANYONE in the US courts.
Not the case in Africa.
Very few countries will let a citizen simply leave.
The USA will.
If you choose not to live under the laws generated by a white majority then perhaps you should take advantage of the rare citizenship privilege and leave.
This is a Republic, it is NOT a democracy. And it never was intended to be.
Recite the pledge of allegiance...
The hateful way our country treated people of color didn't stop with the Emancipation Proclamation, not even with the passage of the Civil Rights Act. It's still going on and if the only solution you see is for people of color to leave their home, then, respectfully, you are part of the problem. I didn't serve my county just for some of its citizens to reap the benefits of democracy, I did it for all of them.
You don't have to like the fact that some people feel the need to take a knee for the National Anthem. You should like it even less that they have a reason to do so.