Jeannie Janota, you need to read my comments again ("'Taking a knee' has nothing to do with military," The Daily News, Nov. 19). Why are you playing the race card? I did not say anything about race. Before the NFL declined to show players kneeling during the national anthem I observed people of all “color” kneeling. If you were watching the Houston Texans about a month ago you would have noticed all the players and coaches “taking a knee.”
You mentioned the dastardly attack against a black person in East Texas. No one condones these actions. You failed to finish your statement that the people responsible for that reprehensible act did receive justice, two with the death penalty and two with life sentences. You make statements like that, without explanation, to give the impression that justice was not done. Our country is not perfect, but people like you playing the race card when it is not necessary only make it worse.
I don’t care what color you are, kneeling or any other act of disrespect during the national anthem is an act people of good “conscience” would not do.
P.S. I mentioned the military because of the freedoms we have. In case you haven’t noticed, the military is made up of all “colors.”