It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no Senator’s son, son
It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no fortunate one, no

Credence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” in 1969

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As if the symbolism baked into the ongoing saga of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protests during pregame renditions of the national anthem wasn’t heavy-handed enough, here comes league commissioner Roger Goodell absolutely nailing his role.

Goodell wrapped himself in the American flag Wednesday in critiquing Kaepernick’s method, if not the quarterback’s message.

Kaepernick is a black man in America protesting the second-class status endured by so many black people in the United States. It’s a subjugation no better illustrated than through the roll call of unarmed black males who have died at the hands of law enforcement since — since, well, pretty much forever in American history, but especially over the past couple years. Read more…

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Remember, Kaepernick critic Roger Goodell is literally a Senator’s son