White House Juking the Real Reason for NFL Protests

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FILE- In a file photo from Sept. 24, 2017, Detroit Lions defensive end Armonty Bryant (97), defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson (91) and defensive end Cornelius Washington (90) take a knee during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, in Detroit. The sight of football players kneeling during the national anthem across the United States is the continuation of a tradition nearly as old the song itself. University of Michigan musicology professor Mark Clague says "The Star-Spangled Banner" has been a channel for protest since at least the 1840s. The lyrics were recast as an anti-slavery song and it's been used or reworked to push for racial equality, women's suffrage, prohibition and labor rights. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold (58) kneel during the playing of the National anthem before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold (58) kneel during the playing of the National anthem before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The White House continues to ignore the initial issue for NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem; police killing of African-Americans. However, the White House supports a push for the NFL to make it mandatory for all team members to stand during the playing of the anthem.

 

 

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