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Marc Lamont Hill Points Out Racist Double Standard That Vilifies Colin Kaepernick but Celebrates Trump

On the Aug. 29 edition of CNN’s “New Day,” political commentator Marc Lamont Hill discussed the hate aimed at San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

β€œI am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” the quarterback told NFL.com. β€œTo me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the national anthem rubbed fans the wrong way.

Subsequently, fans burned his jersey, called him racial slurs, and defamed his character.

In the clip, Hill says Black people are not allowed to protest and critique America.

“Often times when Black people critique or resist America, a certain label gets put on us,” he explains. ” [That label] does not get put on other people. When Trump says he wants to make America great again, he does not get accused of hating America … [The national anthem] itself was created in the midst of slavery.”

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