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Protest has no easy answers


There are plenty of easy things to write about when it comes to Toni Smith.

If you aren't familiar with her, Toni Smith is the women's college basketball player for NCAA Division III Manhattanville College, who has decided to turn her back on the American flag during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner before her games in a mild form of protest against the U.S. government.

Her quiet protest has erupted into a storm of media coverage, debate and analysis. Everyone has an opinion about it and several people have taken the easy way out when describing the situation.

It's easy to call her a...

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