Protest Controversy

By: Isana Sebastian

There have been a large amount of things said about the Protest controversy on Colin Kaepernick not standing for the pledge of allegiance.

I don’t think it was ever that serious. I understand where he is indeed coming from. Why should anyone stand for a country that’s basically racist and isn’t a whole. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,”  Kaepernick told NFL Media.

He started to show support for people of color who are being oppressed in the United States, and to take a stand against police brutality.

At Whetstone there are mixed emotions on the silent protest about the national anthem. Yes, you should give respect to the loved ones fighting for our country but do we really need to stand up for a country that isn’t necessarily equal as it’s out to be? “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” -Kaepernick

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