May 26, 2018

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Causes National Outrage

NFL quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick sat during the US national anthem, “Star-Spangled Banner.” The act caused a nationwide outrage. Kaepernick said to CNN, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. 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.” This statement quickly turned him into a target of the media.

Famous athletes like NASCAR driver Tony Stewart called him an “idiot” on Twitter. Although many people disagree with what he’s doing, athletes like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar praise his act.Based on CNN.com, Abdul-Jabbar said that, “What should horrify Americans is not Kaepernick’s choice to remain seated during the national anthem, but that…we still need to call attention to the same racial inequities…Failure to fix this problem is what’s really un-American here.”

Although many people disagree with what Kaepernick is doing, some SMHS students support his protest. “Kaepernick has the freedom to do what he feels is right for the community and to protest about what is currently going on in our society today. I believe what he is doing shouldn’t be such a big deal to people against it as it is his right to express his opinion,colin-kaepernick-final-collage” said Aparoop Sen, freshman.

Personally, I am supportive of Kaepernick sitting down in protest because he has the constitutional right to say and do what he wants to.

Despite the controversy, Kaepernick continued his protest. But just a week after the protest, Kae
pernick clarified that he isn’t anti-American. “
I realize that men and women of the military go out and sacrifice their lives and put themselves in harm’s way for my freedom of speech and my freedoms in this country and my freedom to take a seat or take a knee so I have the utmost respect for them,” he said to USA Today. He claims he will advocate for his stance by donating $1 million of his first salary to the people affected by Police Brutality and Racial Inequality.

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