For all those in the NFL, college, or lower schools who take a knee, sit, or raise a fist when our flag is being honored with the National Anthem; and insist it is not an act of disrespect to our flag, prove it.
These team protests are direct pushback against Trump, with players saying we will kneel during the anthem and show you we will not be fired. Reviving the legacy of black athletes protesting during the national anthem, Kaepernick had stated that he refused to stand for a flag that does not protect all of its citizens equally, citing instances of police brutality against people of color as what prompted him to kneel. This protest is about police brutality.
According to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 52 percent of Americans disapprove of professional athletes who have protested by refusing to stand during the national anthem, compared to 31 percent who approve.
The United States and many of its laws were built on the peaceful protests of Americans who stood up for what was important to them. In a statement to ESPN, Kaepernick talked about how he could not stand to see another "hashtag Sandra Bland, hashtag Tamir Rice, hashtag Walter Scott", and instead asked when people would recognize the injustice occurring and take a stand. Kaepernick was using his position as an NFL football player to draw attention to an issue that he felt was not getting enough attention.
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Presto change-o. Overnight we had owners and players standing arm-in-arm on the sidelines during the National Anthem. It is encouraging to see a change in the right direction and to see players returning their focus to football.
Racism is the same reason someone like Donald Trump was elected.
Several dozen NFL players, fewer than last week, chose to sit or kneel during the national anthem at the start of games on Sunday, a day after President Donald Trump again demanded an end to a protest he sees as a sign of disrespect for the flag. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition.
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For a little over a year this happened, and everything came to a head when President Trump spoke out against their actions at a campaign rally in Huntsville, Alabama, on September 22. Among whites, 48 percent disapprove and 38 percent approve.
Trump's comments took the risk out of protesting for many players, but also gave the National Football League the chance to appease communities of color by emulating Kaepernick's approach, while echoing recent rallies from the alt-right that have defended free speech.
Allan Jones, the owner of Hardwick Clothes and CEO of payday lending chain Check Into Cash, last week said that he won't advertise with the NFL any longer, calling the league "unpatriotic". "This is a way to get noticed, and possibly get some action taken".
"There are a lot of things going on right now, and I just wanted to take time to show my respects", Gladney said. "He's fired, '" Trump said. We're exhausted of the disrespect shown for our flag and anthem, and their political protests in sports. "We pay them to come out and play games and entertain us".
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The players had every right to kneel, lock arms or stay in their locker rooms during the anthem as part of their First Amendment rights, which were created so that people wouldn't have to fear speaking out for something that they believe in. "They should be thankful, not disrespectful". But what began as a clear cut protest quickly became a meaningless tangle of causes and emotions. Wearing the flag as clothing is something that most people have fallen victim to when the 4th of July rolls around.
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