Toni Smith

Toni Smith, a varsity basketball player for Manhattenville College is refusing to face the flag during the national anthem, as a protest against current US policy.

Read her statement

Read the college’s response.

Check out some of the press about her.

Check out ESPN’s take on it, and atheletes & activism more generally

Finally, look at this ESPN Poll on the matter. I was amazed at how many people disagree with this quiet statement. Most amazingly was the response to the last question ‘Should the U.S. go to war with Iraq?’, which when I answered was 60% in favour. Although I suppose that shouldn’t surprise me, really