Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the US anthem: Colin Kaepernick kneels during the US anthem to protest the injustice put upon colored people. Colin was adopted by an all white family and people noticed that he was different. He was and still is a great athlete that uses his fame now to spread awareness. The first time he performed the kneeling during the anthem was when he was alone, but now other players and teams join him. Not all of them kneel, but some raise their hands, lock arms, or hold hands. He has gotten a lot of heat for this, but he protested peacefully and he is using American Rights.