Conservatives & Liberals Feud On Twitter After Black NFL Player Refuses To Stand During Anthem

Embattled NFL quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick stirred up a firestorm of controversy last night when he refused to stand up for the national anthem in protest of violence against nonwhites in the United States. “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” said Kaep to NFL Media.

Many people showed their support for Kaepernick for speaking out and using the spotlight shone on athletes to raise awareness on the epidemic of police violence against black Americans and the undercurrents of racism which are animating the Donald Trump campaign for the presidency.

Of course, the very people who complain about the culture of “political correctness” ruining this fine nation instantly threw a tantrum because the mere act of person of color acknowledging that America isn’t a perfect union and that minorities are actively oppressed by the white majority in the United States means that person of color is immediately branded an ungrateful traitor who doesn’t deserve to be in the United States and clearly doesn’t deserve the money he’s being paid to play a game that is so popular it muscled Sunday away from Jesus.

Colin Taylor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.