Monday, September 12, 2016

NFL's opening day: Reaction to Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest

Former NFL defensive back Charles Woodson talks about Colin Kaepernick on ESPN (Screen cap).

Summary: This article is about Colin Kaepernick's silent protest during the playing of the national anthem. When the national anthem played before their game, Kaepernick remained seated when everyone stood up for the playing of the national anthem. This showed to other people that Kaepernick did not want to stand because he feels that the world he is living in does not give everyone the same rights, in which it should. He is not the only one protesting about this, but a few other players, as well. Other players wore cleats that had 9/11 related things on it, and they know that they can get fined for doing it, but it did not really stop them because they want to help make a difference, and this is their way of helping.

Connection: This article connects to racism and freedom in my opinion. White people back then were very racist towards black people. This article is an example of people trying to change that, and let everyone have the "equal rights" that they should have. America is supposed to be the "home of the brave and the land of the free", but it really is not. Black people are treated today as they were treated back in time, which is not how it is supposed to be, and these athletes and many other people are trying to change that.

Question: How long do you think this protest will last ? Do you think it will impact the problem and help solve what needs to be heard and seen ? Is his a right way to solve a problem like this ?