The NFL told players patriotism is more important than protest. History proves that doesn’t work

The recent decision by the NFL regarding player protests and the national anthem has yet again exposed the fraught relationship between African-Americans and patriotism. The controversy has taken place nearly a century after another time when African-Americans painfully grappled with questions concerning loyalty to the nation and the struggle for equal rights.

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NFL tells players patriotism is more important than protesting

The recent decision by the NFL regarding player protests and the national anthem has yet again exposed the fraught relationship between African-Americans and patriotism. The controversy has taken place nearly a century after another time when African-Americans painfully grappled with questions concerning loyalty to the nation and the struggle for equal rights.

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New Hampshire Police Charged and Arrested a Man for Criticizing Them on the Internet

On May 23, a police officer arrested Robert W. Frese in Exeter, New Hampshire and took him to the station for booking. Frese is no stranger to law enforcement; in the past, he has been convicted of fraud , criminal trespassing , and a hit-and-run .

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White House approves of Cramer smackdown

(CNN) – Jim Cramer’s now-infamous appearance on The Daily Show Thursday night even won the attention of President Obama, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said. At the White House Daily Briefing Friday, Gibbs said he and Obama had discussed the CNBC host …

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Why the Charleston shooter was a failure

Except that the words and actions of many in South Carolina, “the home office of American sedition,” as Esquire’s inimitable (Irish-Catholic) blogger Charles P. Pierce calls it, make it possible to think that something important already had. I posted …

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GENE LYONS: Why the Charleston shooter was a failure

Except that the words and actions of many in South Carolina, “the home office of American sedition,” as Esquire’s inimitable (Irish-Catholic) blogger Charles P. Pierce calls it, make it possible to think that something important already had.

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Flying Fish to Jersey: Happy birthday! This brew’s for you

It’s the Camden County brewery’s version of a traditional English stock ale (this birthday marks New Jersey’s establishment as a British colony, remember), with a brash bite of modern-day American sedition. “The idea was to pay homage to 350 years of …

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Sports, Like The Rest Of The U.S., Still Struggles With Legacy Of Racism

But in the wake of the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va., the Cork GAA officials appealed to their fans not to wave the banner of American sedition at Irish football or hurling matches any more. Only now is the political world truly confronting the question …

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