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Author: Kenneth Cole

Same Brush, Different Color: Our assumptions of each other in the Age of Trump

I have never kiIIed a Black man, but far too many times I have been asked about crime in Milwaukee’s “inner city.” I was blessed to be raised in a two parent home, yet my insight on the “broken” Black family has been sought on countless occasions by numerous individuals. And while I never played a moment in the NFL, former coworkers have asked me why Colin Kaepernick would take a knee “against police,” but not speak out against the violence committed by African American men. Whether naive, misinformed, intentional, or misguided, myself and millions of other people of...

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