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National anthem demonstrations - What's the right thing to do?

This week we take a little break as the NewsChannel10.com and West Texas A&M Survey on Race tension in Amarillo while the data is being tabulated.  But we're taking a break only to talk about a similar subject that has captured the national media’s focus.

A few weeks ago Colin Kaepernick sat down during the National Anthem prior to a NFL football game. Colin later said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger that football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.”

Tony Dungy has been asked about this many times in the last few weeks, he has talked about the Declaration of Independence and people’s rights to protest and even talked about how he once protested in his own way right after Martin Luther King Jr was shot.

He references his Veteran dad’s advice as, ”Do what you think would make a difference.”

Jerry Jones addressed the same topic in his locker room last week by telling his players, “You gentlemen are world class athletes, but you are also actors. You perform on a stage that is 100 yards long. Today, you play the role of a patriotic super hero. You will play this role well because you know that millions of children will be watching and looking at your example.” 

All of the Cowboy’s players stood for the Anthem and he later applauded them for such.

What is your Perspective on this hot topic? Has it served its purpose to get the conversation going or is it just disrespectful?

What is the right thing to do now?

We want to hear from you.

Perspective is a weekly feature presented by NewsChannel 10 Vice President/General Manager Brent McClure. Have something you'd like to share? Send your perspective to perspective@newschannel10.com.

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