Is Colin Kaepernick being blackballed by the NFL?
Summary: Former 49er NFL star quarterback is still looking for a job this offseason but nobody at this point wants to sign him to a contract or deal. Also his old coach Jim Harbaugh who now coaches with the Baltimore Ravens believes that Colin will soon get signed and get back to his starting role and his future legacy. Others believe that him standing up for other African-Americans is a bad thing for the NFL. The NFL is concerned about its image because they think it might be bad for their business. The NFL has to keep everything positive. They think that Colin Kaepernick is trying to be independent, and not for the NFL image. They would like to keep their image positive and unified.
Connection: Colin Kaepernick’s action of kneeling during the national anthem connects back to the Black Power Movement. In 1968, two athletes after their Olympic track race, raised their hands with black gloves on. This was considered to be a big impact toward the 1960s time period. Kaepernick is standing up for black people and how the police system has not been working for our time period.
Do you think Colin Kaepernick’s standing up for what he believes in a positive or a negative thing?
How much of an impact do you think he is having on the #blacklivesmatter movement?