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NFL players take a knee during the national anthem to call attention to the ongoing, systemic oppression of black people by the white majority that holds power in this Country.
Donald Trump then uses the power of the U.S. Presidency to reframe the public narrative from the oppression of black people to one of patriotism, the flag, and the military – things that have nothing to do with what the athletes are protesting.
Trump continues using his position to try and coerce the white, wealthy NFL owners into enforcing his version of the narrative, thus further oppressing the black NFL Players trying to peacefully express their views.
Donald Trump and Steve Bannon know exactly what they are doing. It’s another crystal clear example of how this racist President aids and abets the White Nationalist agenda to sow hate and divide our Country.