Let’s take the national anthem literally, and the songwriter at his word

When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided not to stand for the national anthem, he set in motion a chain of events that not even he — a black athlete fed up with systemic inequality of blacks in America — could have foreseen. Even with the historical precedents. Boxer Muhammad Ali refused induction into … Continue reading Let’s take the national anthem literally, and the songwriter at his word