“I cannot stand and sing the Anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world,” Them are the words of baseball star and someone who changed sports forever, Jackie Robinson.
In 1972, Robinson published his autobiography “I Never Had it Made,” where Robinson revealed that he could never stand and sing the National Anthem as Robinson was a black man in a world that was not made for him.
Throughout this blog I’ll give out my 10 reasons why I believe kneeling should be allowed by these pro athletes and really anyone. Even though I stand during the Anthem.
These reasons aren’t in order of a “TOP 10” these are just 10 reasons I believe athletes shouldn’t be forced to stand during the National Anthem.
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10. What they’re actually protesting,
Let’s get this out of the way: People believe that these athletes are protesting the United States Flag/Military which is completely wrong.
These athletes are protesting something that needs to be focused on, racial inequality and police brutality.
9. First Ammendment
First Amendment reveals that it protects several basic liberties — freedom of religion, speech, press, petition, and assembly. Interpretation of the amendment is far from easy, as court case after court case has tried to define the limits of these freedoms.
The Right To Have A Peaceful Protest