Prejudice, Racism in America

Stand or Be Fined!!!…..The NFL Has New Policy Requiring Players to Stand

During the National Anthem or be fined!!!

Former 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick began protesting the flag — which he called a symbolism of oppression of black people in America back in 2016.

After public backlash, Kaepernick got off the bench and kneeled on the sidelines. A few players joined him there, but the protest didn’t become a movement in the NFL until 2017, when President Donald Trump criticized Kaepernick and others for kneeling during the anthem.

According to the NY Daily News, players will have two options: stay in the locker room during the National Anthem or stand “and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.”
Team owners will be fined an unspecified amount if players defy the new policy and bring attention to themselves by kneeling on the sidelines.

The new rule will take effect at the start of the 2018-19 NFL season.

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NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has been struggling to find a new team since opting out of his contract last season. It all started when Kaepernick took to his knees during the national anthem, instead of standing during each game. Kaepernick staged a one-man protest last season by kneeling for African-Americans instead of standing for the national anthem before each week’s game.

But critics have said his refusal to stand for the “Star-Spangled Banner” has been disrespectful to this country and its service men. Therefore, the NAACP, The NYPD, The National Action Network and Kaepernick supporters across the board are calling for a boycott of the NFL games until Kaepernick gets an equal opportunity at making a roster for the upcoming season.

CLEVELAND, OH – AUGUST 21: A group of Cleveland Browns players kneel in a circle in protest during the national anthem prior to a preseason game against the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 21, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Looks like other players are joining in on the protest.

Tune into “Conversations Of A Sistah” at 6:30 p.m. EST with host Tracy L. Bell as she discusses the NFL Boycott. She will be taking calls in the studio at 1-917-889-7872.

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14-things-you-should-know-about-colin-kaepernick-before-he-becomes-wildly-famousSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will probably never stand up during the national anthem again. Kaepernick, 28, sparked controversy when he sat through the national anthem at a preseason game this weekend.

I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people,” he said after the game.

The quarterback remained defiant amid the firestorm of criticism directed his way after the 49ers loss to the Green Bay Packers on Saturday.

Kaepernick said nothing is going to change as long as there is injustice and police brutality toward black people in America.

I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed,” said Kaepernick, who is biracial and was adopted by white parents.

“To me this is something that has to change. When there’s significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it’s supposed to, I’ll stand.”

Even though he risks being cut by the team for his stance, Kaepernick says the message he is sending is very necessary.

No one’s tried to quiet me and, to be honest, it’s not something I’m going to be quiet about,” he said on Sunday. “I’m going to speak the truth when I’m asked about it. This isn’t for look. This isn’t for publicity or anything like that. This is for people that don’t have the voice. And this is for people that are being oppressed…”

Kaepernick criticized the lax hiring process for cops in America.

“You can become a cop in six months and don’t have to have the same amount of training as a cosmetologist,” Kaepernick said. “That’s insane. Someone that’s holding a curling iron has more education and more training than people that have a gun and are going out on the street to protect us.”

Is Kaepernick wrong for his strong stance on police brutality and racial profiling?

We’re addressing your calls, comments and opinions on this subject on tonight’s “Conversations Of A Sistah” at 6:30 p.m. EST. in our studios at 1-917-889-7872 – Just press “1” to speak with me, your host.

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