Alveda King, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, just said what a LOT of us are thinking…
Colin Kaepernick probably doesn’t even know who Betsy Ross is.
Dr. Alveda King on Nike caving to Colin Kaepernick's demand to stop selling shoes with the Betsy Ross flag: "I’m not so sure brother Kaepernick even totally understands who Betsy Ross is" pic.twitter.com/wSLUZOXD57
— Harry Cherry (@TheHarryCherry) July 3, 2019
According to Fox News:
“I am not so sure brother Kaepernick even totally understands who Betsy Ross is,” Alveda King said in an interview with FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto Opens a New Window. on Wednesday. “It’s kind of unfortunate that we are fighting over sneakers when we should be celebrating living in the best country on the planet.”
King said she was reminded of her uncle who understood 50 years ago that conflicts should be resolved peacefully through education and the gathering of factual information.
“If you take a knee, do a prayer in the process,” she said. “You educate your public, you examine your own soul, you sit down and you talk.”
Although she finds Nike’s Air Max 1 USA appealing, King said she finds the situation an unfortunate incident that created an opportunity to add to the divisiveness that’s occurring throughout the country.
“Unfortunately, Nike decided to join in a fight, in a struggle, that further divides rather than reconciles,” she said. “I think love always wins the day, but we have to get there.”
She’s entirely spot on here.