Matthew, thanks for this! You’ve encapsulated not only the ideals the flag represents, but the reason behind the “kneelers” demonstration: the unequal application of those principles to America’s citizens. And thanks for the reminder that that same flag allows for and supports demonstrations.

Excellent essay!!

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