Argument For The National Anthem Protest

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At the start of the 2016 NFL preseason, Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, decided to take a seat during the National Anthem. His gesture during the first preseason game went unnoticed until the third preseason game. Many Americans disapproved and were very angry with him because America thinks sitting during the National Anthem is disrespectful to our military and our Nation. In an interview,32 Kaepernick said he was doing this because there is too much racial discrimination and police brutality against blacks. By the last preseason game, Kaepernick was kneeling instead of sitting because he respects the former and current military and he thought sitting was too disrespectful against the military. As the NFL season continues, so does Kaepernick's protest. Americans should be for the National Anthem Protest because the protest is fighting racial discrimination and police brutality. Racial discrimination and police brutality are very big issues, especially in the US. Racial discrimination is an issue because abusive behavior towards another race is disrespectful and unconstitutional. This issue wasn't talked about or confronted until the start of Kaepernick's protest. The Constitution says all men are equal, no matter their race, ethnicity, or where they came from. Racial discrimination also plays a big part in police brutality. Police brutality is when a person of the law (mainly police) uses excessive force when dealing with civilians. Many of the situations that have to do with police brutality relate to the civilian being black and the police using excessive force because of the civilian's race. This relates to basic traffic stops for driving violations to just interacting in general. For example, not too long ago a black male teenager in Ferguson was shot multiple times and killed by a police officer. The black teenager stole and ran from the cop, but does that give the officer a right to shoot multiple times and kill him even though he surrendered? No, it does not give him the right because all men are equal and deserve the right to a jury and that's wrong and an example of excessive force being used. Nothing came from this murder as the news died down. This seems to
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