This image that Lebron James posted recently captured the power and meaning of Colin Kaepernick’s protest. I embarrassingly know nothing about the game of football or basketball. But protest, I get.

Some critics of Colin Kaepernick’s protesting police brutality against black people by kneeling during the National Anthem said that he was being unpatriotic.

Quite on the contrary, what is more patriotic than responsibly exercising one’s Constitutionally protected right to free speech on an issue that systematically harmed — and continues to harm — Americans?