Football star Cam Newton is making headlines for his recent comments about race. During a recent interview, the NFL’er was asked about Colin Kaepernick’s decision to not stand during the national anthem. Newton decided not to choose a side, explaining:
What I can’t fathom is how does 1/8 of an inch, something so small, be the difference in such a big commodity in our whole lifetime, and that’s the thickness of our skin.
And under that, we’re all the same color. And that’s the big picture. A lot of scrutiny happens when the athletes start talking about race, but the truth of the matter is we just gotta do right by each other. No matter what color you are. Certain things that has happened in our life, in our lifetime, is kind of embarrassing to be affiliated with, but it still happens. Who am I to say, Colin you’re wrong. And who am I to say, you’re right. We all have the right to think whatever we want to think.
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Do you agree or disagree with Newton’s comments?