From CNN’s LZ Granderson: Now that the dust surrounding Kaepernick’s departure from the NFL has settled, we’re able to have a more substantive conversation about some of the controversial topics that his peaceful protest against oppression of people of color during the national anthem sparked: freedom of speech and patriotism. I don’t think anything connected to Kaepernick’s
Nike revealed a new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick. It features the ex-NFL quarterback’s face with the words, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” It also features the famous tag, “Just do it.” at the bottom with the iconic Nike swish. I don’t understand why Nike did this. To say Colin Kaepernick is a
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still without a job. Considering the long list of mediocre quarterbacks signed by teams to fill backup quarterback positions, chances are Kaepernick’s days sitting on the bench in the NFL are over. This would mean having to watch him sit, kneel, squat, or put his body in some
Denasia Lawrence sang the national anthem before a Miami Heat pre-season game. In a ridiculous attempt to show what she thinks about the country she was honoring with her singing, she kneeled. That’s right. The singer of the national anthem pulled a Kaepernick. She also wore a “Black Lives Matter” t-shirt under her blazer, sending a
Megan Rapinoe kneeled during the national anthem while wearing the U.S. Woman’s National Team uniform. If that seems hypocritical, that’s because it is.
If you had told me on September 11, 2001, that fifteen years from now, NFL players would protest during our country’s anthem, I would have said you were on crack.