Faculty note: Prof. Harvey Kaye disappointed by NFL’s decision on anthem protests

UW-Green Bay professor, and stock owner of the Green Bay Packers, Harvey J. Kaye (Democracy and Justice Studies), stands with the NFL’s players’ right to protest. “Patriotism in itself is not the problem, it’s the way patriotism is portrayed,” Kaye told the Pluralist. Kaye told Pluralist in a phone interview that the ​NFL is traducing a more fully dimensional vision of patriotism by “defining patriotism simply as that moment of taking off our hats and putting our hands over our hearts and saluting the flag” and that the flag stands for more than just America’s military might. “It represents the rights that generations upon generations of Americans fought for,” he said.