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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 05:02 PM

10-Year-Old Boy Scout Wins Praise After Taking a Knee During Pledge of Allegiance

"Inspired and Inspiring": 10-Year-Old Boy Scout Wins Praise After Taking a Knee During Pledge of Allegiance

"This is why Colin Kaepernick's work is so powerful. A 10-year-old white Boy Scout from North Carolina taking a stand against discrimination."

A 10-year-old Boy Scout won the praise of a local mayor as well as online observers Friday when the story of his decision to peacefully protest during the Pledge of Allegiance went viral.

Liam Holmes and his Cub Scout Pack had been invited to recite the pledge at a city council meeting at City Hall in Durham, North Carolina on Monday. After a discussion with his father about professional athletes who have taken a knee in recent years to protest police brutality and the police shootings of unarmed black Americans, Holmes decided to stage his own demonstration.

"What I did was took a knee against racial discrimination, which is basically [when] people are mean to other people of different colors," Holmes told CBS 17, an affiliate station in Durham.


Holmes' father expressed surprise and pride in an interview with the station, while Mayor Steve Schewel let the room know right away that the boy's protest was welcomed at City Hall.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/02/08/inspired-and-inspiring-10-year-old-boy-scout-wins-praise-after-taking-knee-during


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Reply 10-Year-Old Boy Scout Wins Praise After Taking a Knee During Pledge of Allegiance (Original post)
StrictlyRockers Feb 2019 OP
dameatball Feb 2019 #1
CottonBear Feb 2019 #2
50 Shades Of Blue Feb 2019 #3
MyOwnPeace Feb 2019 #4
Peacetrain Feb 2019 #5
okaawhatever Feb 2019 #6
MrScorpio Feb 2019 #7
Boomerproud Feb 2019 #8

Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 05:05 PM

1. Good for him! The trolls will be out and about soon however. Hell with them.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 05:23 PM

2. As a Cub Scout leader, I'm very impressed with this Cub Scout

Liam Holmes is a fine young man. He has taken the Cub Scout Oath and the Cub Scout Law to heart and put them into action.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 05:51 PM

3. He did his parents proud.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 05:56 PM

4. Well,

there goes his White House invitation for burgers and fries.............

Way to so, kid!!!

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 05:59 PM

5. Well I am in tears...

Good job young man...good job

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 06:15 PM

6. What a beautiful gesture. Thank you Liam Holmes. nt

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 06:53 PM

7. At least he's not a black athlete

Otherwise, hed be crucified by now.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 07:15 PM

8. Yes. I applaud the boy and hope he and his family

will be safe but if he was not white...well...

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