This post will not be about the NFL movement, but about what surrounds it. Overall, whiteness is pervasive in every fabric of our society and Trump has existed to highlight that. Yes, whiteness is everywhere and it is constantly everywhere I cannot watch a piece of media without seeing Trump or the issue of whiteness in some form. To give some recent examples:
NFL Sunday - Trump calls them out and everyone follows Kaep (late and not entirely the right reason but solidarity against white supremacy is great only because of the costs). Hopefully people continue the protest.
Kingsman 2: The President is a caricature of Trump
The Deuce: People hate on the current mayor and changes as if it's Trump
South Park: Trump's tweets
Game of Thrones: The Night King/Cersei and their political moves
I could continue on and on, but the whole point is no matter where you look, whiteness and Trump in particular wraps itself around all of the US. However, as I read a soul-cleansing book, called Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, I have learned that whiteness still keeps its tendrils in parts of Africa, South America and more. Hence countries that have little influence (Cuba and Myanmar) often feel unfamiliar because they move to their own beat. At times, I view it as a disease as most people moved to their own beats in general before whiteness. Yes there were wars and other atrocities, but the level at which whiteness has overcompensated for the weakness of its ancestors is thorough and damaging for generations.
Continue to speak out and call out white supremacy. White people from within must continue to do so as well. I can only hope one day it fades.