Reasons For Kneeling

reasons for kneeling

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a press conference on Tuesday that he didn’t order players to stand for the national anthem.

Colin Kaepernick got the ball rolling by sitting for the anthem. He was protesting police brutality. Here’s what he had to say last year:

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “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.”

Reasons for Kneeling

He was angered by the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile among others. Research by Heather MacDonald shows that twice as many whites as blacks are killed by cops. But whites make up 62% of the population and blacks 13%. And then it gets complicated.

Now players give all kinds of reasons for kneeling. Protesting Trump being high on the list along with expressions of unity, solidarity and equality.

2 Responses to Reasons For Kneeling

  1. Elbarto says:

    The NFL is dying from Colin cancer. The should have treated it aggressively when it first appeared instead of just hoping it would cure itself. Now that it’s metastasized it’s a question of survival.

  2. Gene Sloan says:

    Hi Mr. Bok, Has your “Geocentric passed peer review; Galileo flunked” bumper sticker worn out yet? (I sent you one a few years ago, and would be glad to send you a new one.) Anyway, I had an idea to share with you. Why don’t you do a cartoon showing police and all other govt officials wearing masks and hoods, similar to Muslims and associated terrorists, while they are “serving” the public?

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