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Brian Goodwin is continuing to fight racial inequality

“As of right now, I have the stage and the support from the Angels. It would be a detriment for people who knew me for me not to take advantage of it.”

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Brian Goodwin will continue to kneel during the national anthem, and he hopes that America is able to see that. When speaking with reporters on Thursday, Goodwin talked about his decision to still kneel during the national anthem, and how he wants to use the platform he’s been given to make his voice be heard.

“It’s an important issue,” Goodwin said. “It’s something that needs to be addressed. When you have the stage to address it, you need to use it. As of right now, I have the stage and the support from the Angels. It would be a detriment for people who knew me for me not to take advantage of it.”

Goodwin says what’s going on in America with social inequality isn’t anything new. It isn’t something that just came about. It’s something that has been going on for a very long time.

“The more attention we can bring to the issue, the more traction we can get, the more voices we can have heard,” he said. “That’s strength and numbers. Once you finally have everybody on the same page and all these people backing it, you have to push the issue. It’s important now while we have the whole world watching us. Especially with the shutdown, maybe not having as much time to be distracted by other issues. It’s the only thing we’re getting to see. Now is as good a time as any to use our platform and voices.”

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