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Kaepernick Kneels to Take a Stand

Mia Armstead-Mobley

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Most people have heard the controversy surrounding the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick reportedly sat during the national anthem for all of the preseason games this football season.

He said to a USA Today reporter, “I’ll continue to sit… I’m going to continue to stand with the people who are being oppressed.”

Kaepernick said he aims to bring light to specific events, like police brutality and race-related incidents to names a few.

He also seems to have gotten attention from one of the most important men in the world, President Barack Obama, who said that “Kaepernick was exercising his constitutional right to bring attention to racial injustices” in a news conference last week.

Kaepernick seems to have no regrets with what he is deciding to do, stating that he isn’t worried about losing endorsements or his roster spot.

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Kaepernick Kneels to Take a Stand