Deviance By Colin Kaepernick

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Deviance can be defined as behavior that violates social expectations and norms. Deviance can be something small like dressing like a hippy or in gothic clothing, or something big like robbing a bank. Each society has laws and rules to keep one from committing deviant acts. Colin Kaepernick is going against NFL policies, going against his duty as an American citizen, and finally, he is disrespecting the men and women who fought and died for this country. I believe Colin Kaepernick is being deviant when kneeling to the flag. In August 2016, was Kaepernick’s first time sitting on the bench during the National Anthem. He stated, “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 has every right to exercise his right to freedom of speech, and express his views on the challenges the nation is facing as far as racism, violence, and poverty. Colin Kaepernick made around $11.9 million in the year of 2016. This should in no way disqualify him from expressing his opinion and trying to make a change. However, I believe he isn’t doing his best to be the change he wants to see in the world. Although he had shared how generous he was to children with heart disease, however, there wasn’t much said about his generosity to help impoverished people. Even though it isn’t his responsibility to take care of those who are suffering from poverty or those who deal with racism, but if he wants to relieve oppression, he
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