“Cancel Culture” Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick, who is known for taking a knee to protest racial injustice, is in the news again after his agents say the NFL is refusing to try him out. Colin Kaepernick’s saga took another turn with the NFL after an arranged workout and a quick dash 60 miles to the other side of metro Atlanta, where the exiled quarterback staged his own impromptu passing display on a high school field in dwindling light as hundreds of fans cheered him on from behind a chain-link fence.

Kaepernick stated: “I’ve been ready for three years. I’ve been denied for three years. We all know why. I came out here today and showed it in front of everybody. We have nothing to hide. We’re waiting for the 32 owners, the 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them to stop running, stop running from the truth, stop running from the people.”

Kaepernick has been effectively blackballed by the NFL as punishment for his protests during the national anthem to call attention to police brutality against people of color and economic disparity.

This situation can be a theory of aggression to a response of frustration in regards to Kaepernick being frustrated with not having the chance to work for three years in the NFL. That being said, his action toward wanting his practice and workout to be recorded could have been out of frustration with waiting for his come back approach after that time and being denied the ability to do so could have been the trigger in his action to make his own workout and practice.

The main and overall theory that is brought up from all of this over the last three years was the discrimination that went on towards Kaepernick. Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. From the moment he kneeled during the national anthem, He is a person being denied employment opportunities in the NFL. His personhood is being persecuted for protesting on behalf of people unprotected in our society. People who have been unjustly killed by police officers with virtual impunity.

Colin Kaepernick knew that he was being exiled from the National Football League for publicly protesting against the American pastime of violence.




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