Monday on “Fox & Friends,” Army veteran Kathy Barnette said NFL players protesting police brutality during the National Anthem need to focus on some of the “real issues” the black community faces.
“There are some real issues in the black community, some very real, systemic, devastating issues,” Barnette said. “But the one that we are seeing almost every day, about police brutality, that probably isn’t even in the top five.”
Instead, Barnette wants NFL players to use their platforms to shine a spotlight on issues like family instability, lack of education, high unemployment rate and low home ownership — which she said are “much larger” issues than police brutality.
“One black person, white person, Asian person, any person shot by police unarmed for no reason is one too many. But it most definitely is not the big ‘boogey bear’ that they’re pushing it to be,” she added.