Dallas sportscaster on NFL players taking a knee: “All of us should protest how black Americans are treated”

Sportscaster Dale Hansen of Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA—whose excellent work we have shouted out before—offered a beautifully strong and clear defense of the national anthem protests on his segment tonight.

Hansen, a Vietnam veteran, takes down the idea that the protests disrespect the country or the military:

The young, black athletes are not disrespecting America or the military by taking a knee during the anthem. They are respecting the best thing about America. It’s a dog whistle to the racists among us to say otherwise.

They, and all of us, should protest how black Americans are treated in this country. And if you don’t think white privilege is a fact, you don’t understand America.

About SouthernGirl2

A Native Texan who adores baby kittens, loves horses, rodeos, pomegranates, & collect Eagles. Enjoys politics, games shows, & dancing to all types of music. Loves discussing and learning about different cultures. A Phi Theta Kappa lifetime member with a passion for Social & Civil Justice.
This entry was posted in Black Lives Matter, Current Events, Human Rights, Institutional Racism, News, Open Thread, Protests, Racial Oppression, White Supremacy and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

29 Responses to Dallas sportscaster on NFL players taking a knee: “All of us should protest how black Americans are treated”

  1. vitaminlover says:

    Excellent of him!

  2. They know THAT but want to change the narrative to disrespecting the flag to gin up anger at black athletes cuz how dare they protest police



    .@JeffSessions But the squatter in the WH is calling for NFL players to be fired for exercising their rights.


  4. Ametia says:

    SPOT ON.

    White folks don’t want to listen. Nobody’s against you, if we stand up, take a knee or shout about being racially profiled, denied basic human/civil rights, being shot down by cops while unarmed and for so-called routine traffic stops.


  5. rikyrah says:

    Between this and Popovich..
    They are on it!

  6. Wow!!!! Thank you for this treasure. Sharing widely.

  7. WOKE!

    Greg Popovich & @dalehansen absolutely killed it today about the NFL players protesting injustice and Trump’s comments. #TakeTheKnee

  8. Every time I listen to him, he keeps it real. Major props, Dale Hansen!

Leave a Reply