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Exavier Pope uses Martin Luther King’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’ to answer critiques, questions about Colin Kaepernick

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There has been extensive debate about Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit (and later kneel) during the National Anthem. Some have critiqued it saying he should follow in the path of Martin Luther King, Jr. However, there have been some misconceptions about the thoughts and philosophies of MLK, and particularly how they apply to Colin Kaepernick’s non-violent protest.

Exavier Pope put together some thoughts on it by pulling excerpts from MLK’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” It’s a fascinating look at another angle. This is a very complex situation, and it has been difficult at times to figure out what to make of everything. I think this whole string is worth a read, so I thought I would drop all of them in here. It is well worth a read.