Getting our attention

Much has been written about Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the National Anthem, which is performed before all major sporting events. His action, joined now by dozens of other professional football players, has stirred debate and, of course, considerable controversy, which was his intention, feeling strongly, as he does, about racial injustice, especially as it pertains to perceived unequal treatment of blacks by police officers.

But I would suggest a far more effective way to raise awareness. Since blacks comprise the majority of both basketball and football teams, should they withdraw their labor en masse the NBA and NFL would essentially shut down, putting billions of dollars at risk.

Now that would cause a ruckus.