Kaepernick’s Protest

By September 8, 2016Conversation, Media, Sports

Written by Kielice Holsey – Derby

Although kaepernick says it was his constitutional right to protest, as it percieved is taken as a racial protest during the playing of the National Anthem. Eventhough it is his constitutional right, it could still alienate some of the military areas and law enforcement as well.

Obama, speaking at a summit in china said Kaepernick was one of the many athletes that has protested, and believes that the San Francisco 49ers were sincere with their protest.

However, Obama said the reproof of his act threatened to drown out the effects and protests from the quarterback on the subject of affecting minorities.

“As a general matter, when it comes to the flag, and the National Anthem and the meaning that that holds for our men and women in uniform and those that fought for us – that is a tough thing for them to get past, to then hear what his deeper concerns are,” Obama said. But doesn’t doubt his sincerity  “I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that need to be talked about…” So as his act of peaceful protest he agrees with him? Or thinks it’s wrong? It’s starting up talk about what really needs to be talked about, yes. But what about the issues that has this in the news? What if this was somebody else doing this? Would it get the same attention.

Obama twice said Colin’s protest was “messy,” but is the way democracy works. My question is, there has been much worse protests and a lot less quiet. But the others get no attention to but this one is considered “messy,”. So why is this so messy? Is this really about protesting, or is this just a way to shine light on the things that our football players and our country’s number one sport do.

“I’d rather have younger people who are engaged in the argument… rather than people who just sit on the sidelines not paying attention at all”

Is this something pointing towards Kaepernick not starting up at a quarterback?

Who knows the realy truth?

Kaepernick, a former 49ers star who just so happens not to be starting off this season has sat down during the star bangled banner during several preseason games. Says that he will end the “sit-down” when he feels that “our flag represents what it is suppose to represent”, what does he mean?. Kaepernick said this is no affront towards the military but simply a protest and a support towards the people “that are oppressed”.

I see protesting on a daily, why is nobody paying attention to anybody else’s protests and concerns?.

Is a man’s, who just so happens to be well known, sitting habits really that concerning compared to what is happening in Germany or any place else in America or even this world. Is our priorities as a country set right?



One Comment

  • Jack Kingler says:

    Really good points. You may not like his methods, but one thing for sure, we are talking about it. The whole country is talking about it. That is exactly what we want, right?

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