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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Backs Down After Colin Kaepernick Calls Her Out

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Colin Kaepernick’s protests have become so widely seen that even Supreme Court Justices are weighing in.

Early this week, Ruth Bader Ginsberg made some controversy when she called Kaepernick’s protests “dumb” and likened them to flag burning. Kaepernick responded, dismissing her comments as more of the same from old rich white people.

Apparently that comment struck a chord with Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who is now backing down from her original statement. Here’s what she said.

“Some of you have inquired about a book interview in which I was asked how I felt about Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who refused to stand for the national anthem. Barely aware of the incident or its purpose, my comments were inappropriately dismissive and harsh. I should have declined to respond.”

Why she chose to comment when she was “barely aware of the incident or purpose” remains to be seen. One would hope that a Supreme Court Justice would know the importance of knowing all the facts before making a judgement, but apparently that’s not the case.

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