Black Lives Matter Article Of The Week by Josef R.

I feel that the way Colin Kaepernick Is supporting the Black Lives matter movement is not the right way to go about it. He is choosing to kneel during the National Anthem. I feel that this is not the right way to go about it because he's being disrespectful to the flag and the soldiers that have fought for it. Some veterans support him but also many don't. Many people are angry at his decision to kneel ,for example Donald Trump (successful businessman and presidential candidate) recommended Colin Kaepernick find a new country to call home. This was a very immature response but it represents how many people feel.

Colin Kaepernick stated that the way he is protesting was not meant to harm anyones feelings or opinions he just wanted to get his point across and speak out for people without a voice. Many people including me do not believe this for example during a open Forty niners practice Colin wore socks that portrayed police as pigs. If Colin really didn't want to hurt anyone or go after a specific group then why would he wear those socks?. I am not against protesting this oncoming problem but the way Colin Kaepernick went about it is inappropriate and politically in correct.

Many other athletes have been supporting this matter and still are. Such as Muhammad Ali banned from boxing for three years after refusing to go into the army because of his religion as well as racism toward african americans. Another example Jackie Robinson stated in his autobiography “I Never Had it Made” “I cannot sing the anthem. I cannot saute the flag. I am a black man in a white world. Or even just recently Gabby Douglas hated on for not holding her hand over her heart during the national anthem at the summer olympics. Many athletes also do not support Colins protest for example Drew Brees accused Colin of insulting the flag other athletes feel the same way as Drew Brees. Athletes go many different ways on the black lives matter protest with many different beliefs.

Many people have many different beliefs on the protest arisen by Colin Kaepernick. Personally I support this matter but not the way Colin Kaepernick went about it.

Works Cited

Black Lives Matter. Digital image. Web. 2 Feb. 2017. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/83/Black_Lives_Matter_protest.jpg>.

Colin Kaepernick. Digital image. Web. 6 Feb. 2017. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Colin_Kaepernick_in_Super_Bowl_XLVII.jpg>.

Jackie RobinsJ. Digital image. Web. 6 Feb. 2017. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/Jrobinson.jpg>.

Kaepernick Protest. Digital image. Web. 2 Feb. 2017. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b3/Colin_Kaepernick_in_2013.jpg>.

Trump. Digital image. Web. 2 Feb. 2017. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6e/Donald_Trump_Laconia_Rally,_Laconia,_NH_4_by_Michael_Vadon_July_16_2015_20_(cropped).jpg>.

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