Different approach could limit dissension
Published October 2, 2017
Ultimately, America is united in supporting the flag and national anthem and against police brutality and racism. Unfortunately, the country is letting miscommunication divide us. The players should take different tactics rather than engaging in protests with muddled meanings, which could be construed as un-American. The [Golden State] Warriors could have requested that, in addition to the photo-op with President Trump, that they have an official meeting to discuss issues important to them. NFL players could have hosted events such as “Police-Community Flag Football Games” or youth clinics to foster trust between the police and inner-city communities. These approaches would highlight the issues, advance the players’ objectives, foster national unity, and limit dissension.
Michael B. Abramson