Why They Kneel

A movement that begun with Colin Kaepernick as he was kneeling during the national anthem was a result of the social injustice and police brutality that has widely impacted the United States. President Trump responded hastily to the movement, regarding it as disrespectful; however, this social injustice has greatly impacted the National Football League players as a majority of the players are African American. Many other players also contributed to the movement, meaning that any change is essential to the racial segregation still present in America.