colin kaepernick protest
Within nanoseconds after Colin Kaepernick chose to kneel during the National Anthem in protest, conservatives launched a boycott of the NFL.
"At the end of the day, the flag is just a piece of cloth and I am not going to value a piece of cloth over people’s lives."
"We wanted to send a message loud and clear that unity is probably the best way to make a change," said Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.
Here's the thing, you don't need to agree with Kaepernick about his cause or his tactics in order to respect his right to protest, his expression of responsibility, or his intentions.
The New Jersey senator compared the quarterback to Muhammad Ali.
He doesn't seem to get it.
Trump, instead of embracing Kaepernick's protest as support for his own idea of "Make America Great Again," missed the pivot and instead proclaimed the country's greatness when he challenged Kaepernick to find a place that will work better.
"He's exercising his constitutional right to make a statement," the president said.
The quarterback ignited controversy with his protest over racial injustice and police violence.
“To mute the slave has always been to the best interest of the slave owner."