On Sept. 19, 2016 Petty Officer 2nd Class Janaye Ervin reportedly refused to salute during “morning colors,” a daily 8 a.m. raising of the flag at Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, FL. Ms. Ervin protests inequality in the US by refusing to stand for morning colors.
Later she explained, “People always want to say men and women have died for this flag. No, correction. Men and women have died for my right and Colin Kaepernick’s right to determine whether or not we want to stand or sit.” She added, “I’m proud of myself and I feel like my father would be proud of me and my mom would be proud of me and like Tupac said, only God can judge me. I really don’t care about nobody else’s opinion.”
Ervin wrote on Facebook that her personal protest was rooted in ideological reasons, according to Military.com. She gave an interview to International Business Times in which she said she was checking the latest news before starting work for government contractor Leidos at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham in Hawaii and saw a report on the death of a black man who was shot and killed by a local police officer on a road in Tulsa, Okla.
“That was the last story I saw before the song started playing, and I was really sad and I just didn’t want to stand at that moment,” Ervin said. She thought, “I can’t stand for this song knowing that the song isn’t for me, being black.
The song doesn’t represent me at all.” Her protest followed that of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who repeatedly knelt during the national anthem to call attention to what he saw as discrimination against people of color. Of course Janaye was fired and they termed it as “Petty Officer Janaye Ervin has fulfilled her obligation of enlistment and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy,”!
Bottom line, Moors shouldn’t play no part in the military unless it’s the organization of their own defense. This country from the start has used wars to kill and steal resources from melanated people to keep white people in global control.