To command me, as a Black American citizen, to do what I do not advocate, prevails as desire of a faction that hails collectivism, if I allow. If the inclination of a person or genus is not what I opt for to participate in, it is un-American to impose it upon me.
The United States National Anthem does not reach out to every citizen. When it was instituted, it was not betokened to include Black Americans. Why should anyone salute an anthem that does not recognize? The consummated veracity is that Black slaves were kidnapped into slavery, which was as preposterous as being destroyed by heavy British bombardment in 1814. The disrespect continues.
Taking a knee on the court of sport activities against police brutality isn’t the solitary protest or objection. The recognition that Black lives matter screams volumes that we no longer be identified as livestock; defined as supplies, goods, merchandise, wares, items/articles for sale, but alive.
Forty acres and a mule would give me a stake in this country, as once promised. Reparations would ease the way.
If I were an atheist and not hurt anyone nor violate any approved laws, I am still an American, and Black minds matter.