I support the pledge to take a knee! Yes I live in the UK and I’m not being directly affected by any of it, yet that iscompletely irrelevant as my support, if only in sharing this alone, is with my brothers and sisters being affected.
We all owe it to each other to stand together. Discrimination and atrocities performed by one group towards another can never ever be justifiable.
In my heart I’m there too, taking a knee, linking arms with them. ❤
In 2016, Colin Kaepernick made a life-changing decision that would simultaneously ruin his American-football career and shift his focus to altruism.
Kaepernick chose to sit while the national anthem was being played before a football game. When asked about his decision to sit during the anthem,Kaepernick replied:
I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color… To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.
His actions, coupled with his rationale, stirred the racial pot in America. It spurred a wide-reaching debate about how he protested, why he protested, and whether or not how he chose to do it was respectful.
In spite of the controversy, the…
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