Colin Kaepernick, George Floyd and the Era of Athlete Activism

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Colin Kaepernick took a knee. NBA players wore 'I Can't Breathe' shirts. The world's biggest sports stars have been protesting police brutality and racial injustice for years.

Nobody initially paid him any attention. Nearly four years ago, when Colin Kaepernick took a seat during the national anthem before a preseason NFL game, his silent protest that would eventually shake the world of sports went unnoticed. Not until the third game, when a grainy picture of his peaceful demonstration began to spread, was the San Francisco 49ers quarterback asked why he wasn’t standing.

“Ultimately it’s to bring awareness and make people realize what’s really going on in this country,” Kaepernick said at the time....

 

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It’s amazing that these guys were even able to get out of their houses in their gated communities. The 1%’ers don’t care. By the way, who provides all their security? Answer: The police! Go back to your gated communities and say thank you to Law enforcement!

Democrat politicians ALWAYS AVOID this issue. Liberal is another word for DO NOTHING.

Exactly. Years. A lot more than 3 or 4.

Does anyone else see the irony and hypocrisy in that statement? If anyone in America is privileged, it’s sports stars!

mrorangevale But no one listened. So here we are. People are going to have to deal with this or they can go down into their bunkers and take some snacks and toilet paper with them because this isn’t going to end any time soon.

I'm buying a gun after seeing these riots. They're worse then the cops.

You meant the same activists who remained silent or spoke for police brutality + the gov that ran racial injustice?

Next step: entire teams refuse to play for one game. Nothing works except an attack on the dollars.

Again, no one cares!

When America asks other countries respect their citizens’ human rights, & those countries refuse 2 listen, America attacks, bombing buildings, crippling economies, & the innocent who are killed are “merely casualties of war”. In the words of Madeline Albright, collateral damage.

It’s hard to take these guys seriously when they all make over $50 million a season.

GIVE HIM HIS JOB BACK. He was informing America before this happened and in hopes to prepare and avoid this civil unrest in hopes of dialogue. He did it peacefully and you took away his livelihood. BlackLivesMatter. You must open your hearts if we are to beat this RACISM✊🏿🤎🙏🏽🙌🏽

Still Killer Cops executing unarmed black men.

And still, look at where we are today.

To bad the WSJ. And it Fox News station. Did support Kaepernick’s peaceful protest. Instead they took racist trump’s side.

They’ve been stoking the flames.

And live in the Hollywood Hills.

did we forget?

Protesting of Liberal mayors, police chiefs and unions protecting bad cops so when they finally do kill, those same people then call in their ANTIFA organizers to burn down their cities in hopes of more government power.

And they’re the first to bitch and moan if their homes or cars are looted and burned.

And he was treated the same as if he went out committing crimes. He was called a SOB for simply protesting peacefully

Kaperdouch is a clown and an opportunist using yet another tragedy to get his name in the media. He is insignificant to this whole situation.

Kaepernick's knee was a warning about police brutality, such as that involving the Minneapolis cop's knee.

Yeah and BunkerBoy and his mindless fans villanized them each step of the way.

Disrespectful whimps

The state has been safely ignoring those protests. Now they can't.

POSITIVE change will come...as this is the last straw, the status quo CANNOT CONTINUE.

Would be nice if they also didn't kowtow to the CCP.

When is preseason game?

And how's that worked out?

Racial injustice

Stupid man

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