If you recall, former Petty Officer 2nd Class Janaye Ervin decided to not stand for the National Anthem during Morning Colors.
Not only did she get reprimanded for this, but she was also stripped of her security clearance and put on menial work detail. Shortly after, she was shown the door.
She then went on Facebook to highlight her actions. She talked about racial persecution and abuse from the cops. She says she never thought about the flag prior to the incident and didn’t consider it a big deal as it was just a flag.
From Conservative Tribune:
Note that we said “former.” Petty Officer 2nd Class Janaye Ervin was promptly stripped of her security clearance, assigned to menial labor for a few days, then shown the exit hatch.
On Sept. 19, Ervin refused to stand for the anthem while on reserve duty at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. She claimed she was trying to make a statement about the persecution of blacks in America, the International Business Times reported.
“I just didn’t want to stand at that moment,” Ervin said. “I can’t stand for this song knowing that the song isn’t for me, being black. The song doesn’t represent me at all. To be honest, I never really thought about the flag my entire life, I had no reason to. It’s just a flag.”
We’ll just let you chew on that for a moment.
The next day, Ervin was read her rights before being given a warning about potentially compromising her security clearance — one that she needed for both her civilian and military jobs. Within 24 hours, she was stripped of her clearance and escorted out of her secure workplace.