Americans split over protest – The Guardsman

By Corey Holt


For the past two years, NFL players have been protesting against police brutality and systemic injustices imposed on

African Americans.

In 2016, Colin Kaepernick was the first NFL player to do so, sacrificing his career as a quarterback making millions of dollars a year in order to protest against racial inequalities and police brutality against people of color.

The implication being made is that players who are deciding to kneel are unpatriotic and insensitive to service members who have lost their lives in the line of duty, causing a controversial split.

This split has not been caused by the kneeling, but rather, by the unfair and unjust treatment that people of color have had to endure since the formation of our nation. The players who have…

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