Support for Encinal High ‘taking a knee’


Alameda’s high school students have joined with professional athletes and others in making gestures to convey that, in important ways, this country does not always honor its principles (“Encinal Takes a Knee,” Sept. 28). I’m sure that many people will call this action “unpatriotic” but I am proud of the students. 

Taking steps to make our nation a better, more just society is the essence of patriotism. Criticism of such efforts expresses a “my country, right or wrong” jingoism that will lead to a worse society.


Jerome Harrison