Apparently one can say that our young people are paying attention to what’s going on in the world that they too live in. Colin Kaepernick’s decision to not stand during the National Anthem has made several groups of people really use their heads and think about what’s important. Well six 5th graders at an unnamed public school are getting attention. A teacher from the school tweeted to Kaepernick he is inspiring the kids because they took a knee during their assembly time where the entire school recites the Pledge of Allegiance. (Yes…some schools still do that!!) The teacher’s tweet to Kaepernick has people talking in support and against what the children did. Children are joining in the movement and Kaepernick has some of his peers to jump on board as well.
The truth of the matter is in this place we call America people are being treated as if we live in a third world country (no disrespect to any of those places) however the time has long since come for equal treatment and the issues of race to die a quick death.
Kudos to those six 5th graders for taking a stand for what they believe in, One is never too young to make they position known against inequality from a government that allows people to get away with constant injustices as it relates to minorities. Especially if this America is supposed to be the place with the “land of the Free and the home of the brave” or “One Nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice of ALL”
Read more as reported by Niners Nation:
It is safe to say Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit (and later take a knee) during the National Anthem is not going away anytime soon. He has said he will continue doing this, and others have begun to join him. Teammate Eric Reid joined him in taking a knee on Thursday, and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane sat on Thursday during the Seahawks game in Oakland.
Now, kids are joining in. A public school teacher tweeted that six 5th graders took a knee during their morning recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. This is a fascinating development, and a sign that this is kind of a big deal. The NFL kicks off the regular season next Thursday, but the bulk of the Week 1 games are next Sunday on September 11. Will we see people take a knee or seat during the Anthem on a day that has become a big deal in America? This is all so very intriguing. (via Black Sports Online)
Source: Niners Nation