Colin Kaepernick takes a knee

Tiana Deeds, Staff writer

Football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, took a stance against the injustices that have been occurring in America against minorities.

During the national anthem he took a knee causing an uproar in the media.

By doing this he hopes to use his platform to speak out on changes that desperately need to happen in America.

He set the precedent for many others that night. Soon after many other sports figures began to take a knee during the national anthem.

With the possibility of having football stripped from him and any endorsements, Kaepernick is seen as a a brave man who is willing to stand up for what he believes in at any cost.

Since he first started taking his stand, other players have joined him during the National Anthem.