Football player Colin Kaepernick refused to stand as the national anthem was being played. Angry fans started burning Colin Kaepernick jersey right after the game had ended because what he had done. A 49er fan wrote in a Facebook post that included him torching his jersey while the anthem was being played. Colin Kaepernick talks about he is not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and color people. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder”. Colin Kaepernick coach, Chip Kelly supported his right to protest. There are also other NFL players that are doing the same thing that Colin has done.
-By Colin Kaepernick not standing for the national anthem, he is trying to make people aware of how white people are not dealing with the same issues that the black people are being dealing with., such as police brutality. I can connect this to the Eugenics movement. Today Colin Kaepernick talks about how the treatment of the whites is better in some ways than it is for blacks. In the 1920s, many Americans joined the Eugenics movement because it was believed that whites were superior to others because they had traits such as intelligence and hard work. Both events show that often whites are viewed as better people.
-Why do you think people are having a strong reaction?
-Do people have hatred for him?