Tuesday, August 9

Tag: Colin Kaepernick

Take A Knee
Opinion

Take A Knee

“If peaceful protests did nothing, the powerful wouldn't try so hard to silence them.” - NYCLU Last year, NFL player Colin Kaepernick created a worldwide debate about what it means to be patriotic in one simple action: kneeling during the U.S national anthem. Immediately, the public sphere was divided in their opinion of what Kaepernick intended by ‘Taking a knee’. Put simply, Kaepernick intended to do one thing, and one thing only: to draw attention to police brutality and racial inequality in America. However, the subsequent media frenzy painted his actions as anti-American, anti-military, and unpatriotic. But what people seem to forget is that peaceful protests are not a new thing in America’s history. Taking a knee is reminiscent of pivotal moments during America’s civil rig...