Living Out Loud

Official New Orleans Saints Reporter

By Christy Chauvin // @WhoDatWarriors

I can understand what President Trump sees when he looks at the American flag.  He sees the faces of the military, police, and first responders and their sacrifice–a flag draped over a coffin or handed to a widow. In my mind, to him the flag and anthem should be honored as symbols of sacrifice and exuberant joy for the promise of this nation.  He has spoken about addressing green inequality to ameliorate racial inequality. He believes jobs provide the first blush of the promise of equality.

I can understand the players who feel America has let them down and not provided justice for all.  In so many ways, this country continues to let people down but there is the ability to address those issues here that is not available in many nations of the world.

Let us all work to end racism in all its forms whether directed at African Americans, Caucasians, Asians, Latinos, etc. God made us different for a purpose–to learn to accept those different from us but alike in God-given rights and responsibilities.

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NFL Teams Issue Statements Regarding National Anthem

30 of the 32 NFL Teams have issued statements regarding the current events taking place during the National Anthem before games. Whether they chose to stay in the locker room, kneel, or join arms, the teams want us to understand where they are coming from.  At this time, no statements have been issued by the Dallas Cowboys or the New York Jets.  Here are the links to each team’s statement.

AFC East

Buffalo Bills

Miami Dolphins

New England Patriots

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers

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