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Is This Okay? • Colin Kaepernick Kneels During The National Anthem To Spark Conversation

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In response to recent police killings, many celebrities, including Colin Kaepernick, are taking a stand and speaking up against racism. On the very first episode of Is This OK? we discussed whether his actions were OK or not:

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Kaepernick is a quarterback who plays for the San Francisco 49ers. In August he sparked controversy when he decided to sit during the national anthem before a game and later announced that he would be kneeling until black Americans had racial equality.

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Sparking the question "Is this OK?"

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While we agreed that Colin is exercising his right as an American to peacefully protest...

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...Becky was torn. She understood both sides of the argument: Kaepernick exercising his right as an American but also the perception that his actions are disrespectful toward veterans...

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...reminding all of us that Colin recently made a compromise to make sure that people were not missing the point of his protest.

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And how even when he addressed that his intention wasn't to be disrespectful but to promote a message about the system we're living in, people were still upset...

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...without really being aware that there is a larger debate on the national anthem itself being seen as racist.

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Because whether it’s police brutality, sexual assault, or economic inequality, it seems like there will always be something worth kneeling for.

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But in order to change, it's important that we revisit laws and aren't afraid to revise them.

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