A white Navy veteran by the name of Al Woolum has gone viral after he recently attended a high-school volleyball game wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt.
DeSoto High School had made headlines last week after both their school’s football and girl’s volleyball teams chose to kneel during the National Anthem.
The high schoolers received a great deal of backlash and criticism in their conservative home state over their silent protest against racial injustice and police brutality. However, one local resident of the Texas community decided to attend one of their games and kneel in protest with the students to show some support.
However, the high schoolers were soon shown support by a fellow Texas resident. Al Woolum, a white navy vet, attended last Friday’s volleyball tournament after hearing about the protest and discovering how some Black athletes were being treated for taking a stand against police brutality in this country. Al said this about wearing a #BlackLivesMatter shirt at the game…
When asked about wearing a #BlackLivesMatter shirt at the game Al had this to say,
“The decision they made to kneel at their last game, they caught a lot of flak for that. I saw that on the news. I looked when their next game was, and I came to support them to let them know somebody in the white community cares.”
Thank you Al Woolum for being a true American who believes in democracy and freedom for all.