To the Editor:
I do want to make some things clear to you. Mr. Sehr. Like rioters and looters. They do belong in jail but they aren’t protestors, they are a racial mix and they have brains because they are well organized. They come from all over and congregate anywhere they feel they can do their thing, which is burn, destroy and loot.
You’ll find them at protests where emotions are running high or at celebrations at winning the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA championship or the NCAA tournament. These events have one thing in common: emotions are running high and some of the protesters/celebrants may join in. In the case of the celebrants, the flow of alcohol aids in making it more likely.
As for the kneeling or any other protest in general during the national anthem, the constitution states quite clearly this is a right entitling any citizen to do so. It also gives you the right to disagree. It does not, however, give you the right to ship them to Venezuela or load them up in box cars and ship them off to a concentration camp for “indoctrination.”
Also, it wasn’t just a “couple of people” who “complained” about the likes of Drew Brees. Complaining is another right everyone has, by the way. I mean, weren’t you complaining about the complainers in your letter?
Most of us believe All Lives Matter. Black leaders say this too. What you fail to understand, being white (as am I) is that, until Black Lives Matter, all lives can’t matter. The whole is made up of all its parts. Being a woman, I have experienced some bias (not as severe as racism) in life and have a bit of empathy for the Black situation.
We are all racists. No matter our color we are all racists and until we all realize this, racism will live. So the real question is, my dear Mr. Sehr, what are we all going to do about it?
Lake in the Hills