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Colin Kaepernicks Protest Analysis

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Football fans can call Colin Kaepernicks’ protest treacherous, heroic, or oxymoronic. What really matter is the massage that Colin Kaepernick set behind his protest. Kaepernicks’ protest may have offended many, but it was the right thing to do. Whether Kaepernick protest is loved or hated, the one thing that is true is that it brought more attention on the issue of police brutality. Kaepernicks’ form of protest was not a protest against our American Soldiers, but a protest that stressed on our countries internal issue with police brutality. In addition, Kaepernicks’ protest calls for a resolution against police brutality towards minorities. Kaepernicks’ protest was a statement made to Americans that there is still injustice within our social …show more content…

Anger from Colin Kaepernick has even reached our political systems. For instance, our President, Donald Trump was deeply bothered by athletes protesting during the national anthem and said “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, say, ‘Get that son of a b---- off the field right now.” Instead of looking at the essence of Colin Kaepernicks’ protest which was to fight against police brutality, President Trump like many took it to offense and missed the true meaning. The whole concept of Kaepernick disrespecting our military is actually completely against what his protest was intended for. Colin Kaepernick was not trying to offend our military and didn’t think his protest disrespected them either. When asked about the military Kaepernick said “They fight for freedom. They fight for the people, they fight for liberty and justice for everyone. And that’s not happening. People are dying in vain because this country isn’t holding their end of the bargain up, as far as giving freedom and justice, liberty to everybody.” The gift of freedom, liberty and justice for all was bought at the price of our soldiers’ lives; however, for some minorities these three cornerstones of rights are continuously taken away by corrupt police officers. In addition, after confronting and …show more content…

Kaepernicks’ choice to protest during the national Anthem has alarmed Americans about the injustice of police brutality. Again, his protest has shown that respecting our soldier goes far beyond honoring our flag for 60 seconds, but that it takes us, the people to implement and use our constitutional rights that were fought for. Also, Colin Kaepernicks’ protest highlighted societal flaws, and encouraged the American people to push for justice on the issue of police

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