I disagree with a lot of this, but what’s spot on is that Kaepernick’s method of protest has greatly overshadowed what he was trying to say.

There was little, if anything, said about poverty. Or education. Or housing discrimination. Or any of the variety of other factors that create the divisions in society Kaepernick wants to erase.

Much of the resulting debate centered on Kaepernick’s method of protest and ignored the issues he raised. When the issues were discussed, they were handled in a depressingly simplistic manner.

Instead of sitting down for 90 seconds, what if Kaepernick had joined a protest march or given millions to Campaign Zero? It’s possible to protest in ways that don’t overshadow what you’re trying to say and that also make logical sense, which is to say, that don’t lead you to create enemies out of people who should be allies.