Here in Trump’s America, where bigotry and stupidity rage unchecked, we’re all too accustomed to judging our fellow citizens by their tribal affiliation, as we’ve seen again in the controversy over athletes “taking a knee” during the national anthem. So you might expect Dale Hansen, a 69 year-old white Dallas TV sportscaster, to fulfill the tired old stereotype. Until you listen to him.
In his latest “Hansen Unplugged” commentary on WFAA/Channel 8, the veteran journalist delivers a bracing rhetorical slap upside the head to the president and his sycophants. Everyone in this country — especially everyone who looks like Hansen — needs to hear what he says about kneeling, race, the flag, and freedom.