At a recent midget league football game, a group of young Blacks from Woodland Hills chose to kneel instead of standing during the national anthem. Well, according to the coach,  his team of young boys had to suffer through a game of racial slurs and other remarks because they chose to protest the killings of unarmed Black males by police.

The right to speak your mind or stand up for what you believe to be right is what America is supposed to be all about, but a group of Whites in Bethel Park apparently don’t feel that Blacks have that right.

It’s really amazing to me that the Right Wingers are making these protests an issue and suggesting that if you protest you are anti-police. And some Blacks are saying cops should be killed. As the old saying goes, “two wrongs don’t make a right.”

It’s wrong to kill or disrespect police, but it’s also wrong for police to kill or disrespect Black men. There needs to be a national investigation to stop the killings of young Black men by bad or untrained police, and they, like cop killers, should be prosecuted to the fullest.

I commend these young boys for standing up for what they believe and not wavering despite the racial slurs, insults and childish conduct from the so-called adults. If you want respect you have to earn it and these people definitely didn’t earn it.

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