NFL Kneeldown was my attempt, as a football fan, to voice my solidarity with the message that Colin Kaepernick was communicating: the lives of black people and people of color are not honored fully in this country.
When it comes to the death penalty, we sometimes claim to be killing the worst of the worst. But the truth is that we are killing the poorest of the poor and disproportionately people of color.
In the heated rhetoric these days, it's important to not only know what happened before and after the Civil War, but also, why it happened. Perhaps the time has come for we Americans to rewrite much of our own history.
#TheDeclaration should not have worked. It’s too long. It had too many drafters. But it did work, and it is working. Why? I believe it’s because the message is the anthem of our era.
You want Kaepernick to go away, to stand up and salute the flag, and shut up because we can tolerate abuse of other human beings but we cannot tolerate being disrupted when we want to pretend that everything is OK.
We publicly declare that what we hold in common in this confession is threatened by the festering infection of Eurocentric white nationalism and white supremacy.