Dr. Lynn Weaver was part of a small group of black teens who integrated an all-white high school in Tennessee in 1964. He remembers what it was like to play on the school's football team — and the racism he faced on, and off, the field.
We would like to think that after 54 years we have come a long way in the United States in race relations and bigotry until you consider what's going on with the kneeling during the National Anthem with players like Colin Kaepernick.
White supremacy, which is a part of Trumpism, shows its ugly head still in 2017 when President Donald Trump calls upon the NFL to fire such players who are protesting the police brutality towards African Amerians.
The courageous NFL players deserve our respect and support and yet they are celebrities. We should not forget the every day people, who over the years at great personal risk up to and including death, advocated for equality, justice, and compassion such as Dr. Lynn Weaver and his dad.