This is OUR flag. It is not a white flag. It is not a black flag. It is not a brown flag. It is the American flag. It is our flag.
White men and women have died defending this flag. Black men and women have died defending this flag. Brown men and women have died defending this flag. It is our flag.
When we stand side by side beneath this flag we are not black, white or brown Americans, we are simply Americans. This flag does not divide us, it unites us.
America is not a perfect place. As Americans we must continue to call out injustice and seek to right wrongs. No other nation in history has done more to repent of and rectify the sins of our past. Our flag represents the freedom and obligation that we have to do just that and when that flag is raised and our National anthem is sang, Americans should stand.
When someone disrespects this flag they disrespect us all. This is OUR flag.