Philosopher Al Gini Contemplates Patriotism For July Fourth

CATCHING ON TO KAEPERNICK FOOTBALL
In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. His peaceful demonstrations of kneeling during the national anthem were misconstrued by many as being un-American, as representing protests against the flag and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” While becoming a standard bearer _ even a hero _ for those facing such oppression, he became a pariah to NFL team owners. It has cost him three years of his football playing career. Prime years. Ted S. Warren, File / AP Photo
CATCHING ON TO KAEPERNICK FOOTBALL
In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. His peaceful demonstrations of kneeling during the national anthem were misconstrued by many as being un-American, as representing protests against the flag and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” While becoming a standard bearer _ even a hero _ for those facing such oppression, he became a pariah to NFL team owners. It has cost him three years of his football playing career. Prime years. Ted S. Warren, File / AP Photo

Philosopher Al Gini Contemplates Patriotism For July Fourth

As we get ready to commemorate the 4th of July, Reset checks in with a philosopher to discuss patriotism. We think we get what it means, but do Americans use the right word, the right concept to explain love for their country?

GUEST: Al Gini, professor of business ethics at Loyola University Chicago