Students Are Pulling a Kaepernick All Over America -- and Being Threatened for It

Jilani, Zaid; LaChance, Naomi

Publisher:  The Intercept
Date Written:  23/09/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20021

Students are being threatened with punishment for not participating in rituals surrounding the national anthem or Pledge of Allegiance -- and they are fighting back. Since NFL 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem in August to protest oppression of people of colour, many Americans, particularly professional athletes and students, have followed suit. But their constitutional right to engage in such gestures of dissent is not always being respected.

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