Thursday, March 30, 2017

Is Colin Kaepernick being blackballed by the NFL?


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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.

Question:
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?

9 comments:

  1. Standing up for what you believe in is always a positive thing. A large swath of the american public watches football, so this act brought the problem to the local level, into the home, and onto the TV.

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  2. Standing up for what you believe in can be a good thing. Many Americans watch the game of football on TV. I believe that Kaepernick truly started a movement but some people may have gotten the wrong idea of what he was really doing.

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  3. I believe that Kaepernick's action was a positive thing because he was standing up for what he believed and he was willing to risk that. He's having a huge affect because he's using his popularity taking advantage to put his voice out and do fight for the right thing.

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  4. Kaepernick's action was positive because he chose to speak out against something he believed was wrong and not allow himself or others be victims of the oppression many people face. He has sparked hope and confidence in others to continue fighting for their beliefs.

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  5. I believe that Kaepernick standing up for what he believes in is a positive thing, because he could be influencing other to also stand upper what they believe in and pursue and work hard for it. Since he is a popular African American athlete I think he has had a big impact on the black lives matter because he's showing that if you work hard and perserver you can accomplish anything

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  6. I believe it was a good thing for kaepernick to stand up for what he believes in. He has influenced many people in positive ways

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  7. I believe that he did the right thing when he stood up for what he believed in and standing up for what you believe in is a positive thing. By doing it during a NFL game brings a lot of awareness to the topic.

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  8. I believe that he is doing something positive because he is standing up for what he believes in and trying to make a change. i think he is having a big impact because he is famous and is doing to stand out.

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  9. He should be able to stand up for what he believes in and not make a huge deal about it. He stands up for his own culture, it's his choice to and it's not really hurting anyone.

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