Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers has caused a major disruption in the United States after he was finally spotted not standing during the National Anthem. Although, this was not Kaepernick’s first time sitting during the National Anthem, fans and many others felt as if he was being disrespectful and should stand.
Kaepernick did not back down, he explained his actions. He explained what he stood for, and what the standards of the flag upheld that the United States did not. He passionately stated, “I will not stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
Kaepernick made valid points. America does oppress minorities. Alongside of that, America makes excuses for oppression. They blame the minorities that struggle to get opportunities, and lack resources structured by the United States itself. These are also, individuals who are not respected…
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