The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sparked a national debate when he made the bold and courageous decision to protest the National Anthem by remaining seated.
Colin’s protest appears to have flown over many heads and fallen on deaf ears as many refuse to acknowledge the message behind it.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
TIME’s cover story will explore how the National Anthem protests led by Colin Kaepernick are fueling a debates about privilege, pride, and patriotism.
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