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When the polarizing Colin Kaepernick knelt during the playing of the national anthem, his media apologists assured the public it was purely a matter of free speech. But media are singing a different tune today, because when Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly objected to the inclusion of Kaepernick's name on a Black History resolution it was not a matter of expressing free speech rights. Republicans had erased him, spiked him and stripped him from Black History Month.
The Associated Press (AP) report stated GOP lawmakers had "erased" Colin Kapaernick from a Black History Month resolution. That term was stolen from LGBT activists who claim President Donald Trump has "erased" transgenders.
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David K. Li of NBCNews.com wrote the Wisconsin GOP had "spiked" Kaepernick's name from the resolution. The subhead reads: "The Republican lawmakers' move to bench the quarterback from the resolution is a 'textbook example of white privilege,' state Rep. David Crowley said."
NBC News, AP and Yahoo Sports writers stressed that the Assembly and Senate Republicans in Wisconsin are white, too.
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Li's story starts out ...
"Wisconsin Republicans stripped Colin Kaepernick's name from a resolution recognizing Black History Month, saying the former NFL quarterback was too controversial to be included."
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Led by Rep. Crowley, a Democrat from Milwaukee, the legislature's Black Caucus introduced the resolution, which included more than 20 names.
Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, a Republican, objected to Kaepernick's inclusion "for obvious reasons." Rather than speculate on those reasons, Li focused on Steineke's white race. So much for MLK's dream of judging people by the content...
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