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Hate groups shouldn't be allowed to claim America's founding symbols

Perhaps if Colin Kaepernick had known Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly before he weighed in on those Nike shoes emblazoned with the Betsy Ross flag, he might have acted differently. Maybe he wouldn't have equated the Revolutionary era of America with slave ownership.

Kelly is a 72-year-old African American woman from New York City who made the news a few days before the Nike imbroglio hit the headlines. She represents the

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