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@JamilSmith — 121,048 followers, 82,905 tweets

Sep 25, 2017

Objection to the kneeling isn’t due to a misunderstanding of purpose. Folks know what the players are protesting. That’s why they object.

Sep 25, 2017

A smart way to deliver a powerful message. Doubt that Trump knows those verses, but a lot of fans watching do. Perhaps they paused to think.

Sep 25, 2017

I don’t know if @BetsyDeVosED truly wants to end sexual assault on college campuses. If she does, I have an idea. 

Sep 25, 2017

Locking arms rather than kneeling tells the crowd that you’re all united. Great. United for or against what, exactly? That is not a protest.

Sep 25, 2017

The Kaepernick protest had long ago been watered down, but the locking-arms bit this weekend has gone overboard. Have some courage.

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