Letter to the Editor: Thank athletes for taking a knee

To the Editor:

This letter is to commend the athletes who take a knee during the national anthem.  They are rising above the sewage of sports and politics, to stand against the prejudice and discrimination that mock our national anthem.  It shows they are thinking, principled adults — not mindless behemoths destroying their bodies and brains for the pleasure of leering crowds, as people expect them to be.  All of us need to “take a knee,” whatever the situation, to stand for the decency and equality that the world wants and expects of Americans.

Thomas Harrison Morse

UAA Faculty