Colin Kaepernick Kneels for National Anthem

Adriana Nerio

SAN FRANCISCODiscrimination against African Americans has become a big deal evers since the death of Michael Brown, an 18 year old in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 has raised protest within the country.

Discrimination, protests, and police shootings on African Americans have become more and more common. Colin Kaepernick, NFL backup quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, has had enough of all the discrimination against African Americans and decided to silently protest while kneeling during the National Anthem.   

Soon after Sundays match against Houston, Colin Kaepernick was questioned why he refused to stand for the National Anthem. Media had said Colin refused to stand for the national anthem in protest over the police brutality and racism towards African Americans.

Many people have agreed with his protest but others believe that it is disrespectful. People who contradict against the protest believe that discrimination against African Americans have no relevance towards the National Anthem.

Others have agreed and many school such as Garfield High School has followed Colin Kaepernick’s protest. Nati Schunemann, on the varsity boys soccer team, agrees with Kaepernick but as some disagreements.

“I believe that it is his right to have the freedom of speech but there are some consequences to what he does and I also believe that what he did would be disrespectful to the people”.

While the discrimination towards African Americans continue, Colin Kaepernick and others will  still continue to kneel during the National Anthem.

 

 

 

Resources:

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/01/sport/nfl-preseason-49ers-chargers-colin-kaepernick-national-anthem/