Prof. Christopher Parker in The Conversation, "Why Colin Kaepernick is like George Washington

Taking a stand by refusing to stand
"After observing the continued oppression of people of color in the United States, a country in which “freedom and justice and justice for all is stressed,” the quarterback decided to take action. He wants America to honor its promise to all Americans, not just the ones who are white. He says he will stand for the national anthem once things improve: when the country realizes the principles represented by the flag"

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