A champion athlete, who is both white and not American, has the chance, at some personal cost, to protest racial injustice in the United States. Should he avoid taking a stand or lend support to a protest that doesn't directly affect him?
The question is currently being asked of Sidney Crosby. His statement that it is "a great honour" for his Stanley Cup winning team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, to visit Donald Trump's White House comes amid a boycott of the White House by the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, and Trump's racist criticisms of NFL players' taking a knee to protest police brutality against black Americans.
Please to inform that the Champion Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL will be joining me at the White House for Ceremony. Great team!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017