Games not best place for protest
A letter-writer wishes us to understand the current display of “kneeling” (“Kneeling is not a sign of disrespect,” Readers Write, Oct. 17). We are to study and be aware of the problems of black Americans. At the same time, I received an urgent letter from our church’s relief agency, i. e., Lutheran World Relief. They are trying desperately to help families in the many raging disasters of our world. There’s the almost total wreckage of Puerto Rico and still-suffering Haiti. More than a thousand people die in India from monsoon flooding. Starving South Sudan is one of four countries on the brink of famine (as called by the U.N., the worst humanitarian crisis since their 1945 founding). Middle East conflicts have brought about destruction and unprecedented numbers of helpless refugees. The sheer number of people suffering in our world now seems overwhelming.