By: Emanuel Abebe, News Editor
The protesting of pro-athletes started during the national anthem before the football games. Before going in furthermore the protest was started by one particular individual, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Collin Kaepernick. He kneeled during the national anthems for what he believed was right. Despite the fact that we think we live in a just society he protested against the system and the fact that colored people weren’t being treated equally, or justly, or fairly. For his actions, he lost his contract with the 49ers, and later became a full-on activist for equality.
Currently pro-athletes, coaches, trainer, team owners, and even the gaming commissioners came hand in hand regardless of race, color, religion or ethnicity and protested against this events by taking a knee during the nation anthem.
Despite many people are against this action players and other iconic figures that have the power to share light on important incidents to the mass of the people are taking matters into their own hand and protesting in a non-violent and safe way.
We Grizzlies are an opinionated bunch, hm? Speak out and be heard.