Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Bias Alert Kaepernick

In the 60's as anger at colleges against the Vietnam War surged over the land like a rising tide
If a college man wanted to up the odds of getting laid, on his political views usually lied 
If a liberated young woman, you wanted to take to bed 
You would never admit to being on the right, admit to being a closet Red
Old impressions die slowly and are hard to put to rest
As Kaepernick's behavior on the National Anthem would seem to suggest
His new found political activism and support for BLM
From a relationship from an activist Diab seems to stem
He has been subject to attack but many have rushed to his side to defend
After all, police targeting of men of color is a practice if true all would want to end
But the sounds of silence from the mainstream press
Quickly ignored other statements he expressed
He faulted her use of “super predators” and her deletion of emails
Reminding us that if any of us mere mortals had done the same, we all would be in jail
Google that concept and you will find that such mainstream reporting does not exist
Trump yes in spades on racism, but for Hillary media bias impossible to resist  
© August 31, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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