When Colin Kaepernick decided to use his celebrity and the NFL audience to take a stand (or knee) to peacefully protest with a goal of awareness towards the Black Lives Matter movement and the disproportionate number of black people killed in the US by police officers, many viewed this as disrespectful to his employer. Blogs and tweets were filled with Kaepernick opposers who used the narrative that they couldn’t use their job for social resistance and/or a political stance, so neither should he. This may be a valid point, but does this same rule apply to our employers and to those we chose to give our hard earned money in exchange for goods and services? We, at Make It Fair, would implore you to think twice about which policies and politicians your money supports and the political influence it helps to buy.
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