Can you imagine yourself as a twenty-something -- a black person sitting in the San Diego Chargers football stadium -- with 70,000 angry mostly white people booing you and you alone? Can you imagine how that would feel -- or what it would do to your psyche and to your feeling of being oppressed -- not to mention your performance on the field?
Well, that's the position the San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick was in last Thursday night. Every time he touched the ball (virtually each of his plays, since he's the 49ers' quarterback) he was booed mercilessly by a hostile overwhelmingly white crowd. Many of them obviously took the opportunity to scapegoat Kaepernick for their anger towards the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM).