Colin Kaepernick's Black Lives Matters

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I was terribly disappointed when I witnessed the act of Colin Kaepernick kneeling for the National Anthem at the 49er’s first preseason game. He is protesting to show support for people of opposite ethnicities that are being oppressed in the United States. He is trying to bring attention to the police killings. A similar protest about being oppressed and the police brutalities is Black Lives Matters (BLM). They are taking the protest to a more violent level. Such as destroying police cars, motorcycles, beating people, burning the American flag, and so on. I understand the purpose behind the protests, but there are other ways to get their point across without disrespecting the country and everything it stands for. Not only are they disrespecting…show more content…
Veterans have risked their lives for this country and so have Policeman. Some people are being impacted in different ways. For example, high school students, football teams, volleyball teams, even school bands knelt for the national anthem. Colin Kaepernick is a professional athlete and is showing high school athletes and student’s that it is alright to disrespect the flag. Not standing for the National Anthem I believe is completely wrong. That flag stands because all of the men and women who risked their lives and many died so we could live in a free country. Not standing to show them respect is saying they risked their lives or died for…show more content…
People need to think about how their actions affect other people. There are certain ways to deal with issues such as the so-called discrimination and oppressed in the United States and not put down this country as a whole. If you don’t agree with how things are done no one is keeping you here, there is always a way to leave and I’m not pointing that at any one race. If you are willing to disrespect this country, what it stands for, and all the lives lost to give us freedom. I have very many family members that are in the Army, Airforce, and Marines that I respect more than anything. I don’t really want to go into the military, they volunteered and many men and woman volunteer every day. That to me deserves
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