“I cannot stand and sing the National Anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a Black man in a white world,” tweeted Kaepernick according to the Huffington Post.
On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier by becoming the first Black man to play in Major League Baseball. The quote comes from Robinson’s autobiography I Never Had It Made.
In 2016, Kaepernick protested police brutality by taking a knee on the field during the National Anthem. Starting a movement of symbolism, other players picked it up and began doing it in support.
His protest drew the attention of President Donald Trump whose expressed many times his disdain for the action during the National Anthem.
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(Source: Huffington Post )
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