Those passive protests in the past by ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick are starting to make a lot more sense now.
When former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began his passive protests during the National Anthem at the beginning of NFL games in the 2016-17 season, he started a tidal wave of discussion.
For civic-minded people, that discussion was based on whether or not a televised sporting event where the singing of the “Star Spangled Banner” occurs was the proper forum for any person to exercise their right to protest against the societal ills of America.
However, there were primitive-thinking people who were not at all civic-minded that went too far in their disagreement with Kaepernick’s actions. These types of people do not recognize the U.S. Constitution and if they do, they certainly don’t believe that people of color are entitled to the inalienable rights in that governing document.