Ask Paul B: Not Much Use for Footballer’s Misguided Anger


Dear Paul B,

I am a Black American, and I am furious over all the racist comments about Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the National Anthem. He has the right, and he is demanding “some” accountability by white America about the murders of Black Americans. I welcome ANY response from you, Paul B. I hear you are even handed..

Mr. Bortem

Dear Mr. Bortem,

I respectfully acknowledge your concern over realistic or otherwise “imbalances” in police conduct in America. I am certain that the media creates much of the controversy and criticism of white on black crime responses. I hate to see ANYONE shot, anywhere, unless this person challenges an officer or innocent civilian in a “kill or be killed” manner. A young woman walking her baby was shot by a man (with his brother,) four days ago in Chicago. The woman was black and related to Dwayne Wade….Where is the fury? Where is the anger? Where are the protests from the black community? Is this “acceptable” because police were not involved? I didn’t see any protest signs lamenting the loss of this young, innocent mother of four. I am not angry with the U.S., police officers, or the NRA. I believe that Kaepernick and others of his ilk are missing the point, and not reading the statistics. Kaepernick doesn’t help resolve our problems by disrespecting our flag. He just perpetuates the divide.

I am definitely a fair minded, balanced journalist and human being. Are you? A murdered woman is be buried this week. Who will mourn her loss outside of her family? What are YOU doing about black on black crime? IT represents 92% of violent criminal fatalities. Think!

— Paul B.


ASK PAUL B! usually appears on Thursday evenings, but occasionally appears on other days or times so the article might be introduced to new readers.

Advice is offered for general discussion. Any advice from a columnist or someone who has never actually met you is not guaranteed to be fit for your particular situation. While the advice might help send you in the right direction to find a solution to your problem, missing information or lack of specific dialogue might cause you harm, or delay a solution to your problem. Never use this advice as the sole replacement for advice from a physician, psychologist or other health professional or other professional. The information provided through any post or Ask Paul B! post is not a substitute for health, legal and other professional advice where specific facts and circumstances warrant additional personal attention. If any reader requires legal advice, health advice or other professional assistance, each reader should always consult his or her own legal, health professional, or other professional advisors and discuss the facts and circumstances that specifically apply to the user. Consider the topics discussed as a part of your overall experience for your pursuit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Don’t hesitate to get help when you might need professional help.

The views of Ask Paul B! are not necessarily the views of The Cardinal —

Get updates from The Cardinal ALL NEWS FEEDS on Facebook. Just ‘LIKE’ the ‘Arlington Cardinal Page (become a fan of our page). The updates cover all posts and sub-category posts from The Cardinal — You can also limit feeds to specific categories. See all of The Cardinal Facebook fan pages at … is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at