I heard recently the Wisconsin Assembly would not allow a resolution honoring Black Achievement in this state until Colin Kaepernick’s name was removed from the resolution.

According to USA Today Sports, “Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke of Kaukauna said Republicans wouldn't support the resolution that included Kaepernick referring to protests during the national anthem.”

The reason for the inclusion of Kaepernick in the resolution, other than the fact he was born in Milwaukee, is he has donated $25,000 to Urban Underground, a nonprofit helping inner city teens of Milwaukee.

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One they did specifically honor was Helen Barnhill, a woman of color who in the 1960s marched for school desegregation and civil rights. Anyone might remember how swimmingly free of controversy that period was.

If it is that Kaepernick’s crime is that he knelt during a national anthem and in doing so, protesting racial injustice, in his opinion, then I propose the residents of the Baraboo area boycott Gander Outdoors for its improper display or willful neglect to lower its flag properly to half-staff, commemorating the recent death of a police officer in Milwaukee as ordered by Gov. Tony Evers, for whatever they are protesting.

Denny Smith, Baraboo 

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