My Brothers @kstills and @ithinkisee12 continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed! They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. Their courage will move the world forward!
“Love is at the root of our resistance!”✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/2kSsX4s7EU
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 9, 2018
Courtesy of USA Today:
NFL players’ protests weren’t widespread in Sunday’s first games, but the demonstrations had not died out in Week 1.
Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson became the first players of the 2018 regular season to kneel in protest during the national anthem when they did so before Sunday’s contest against the Tennessee Titans. Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn also raised a fist during the song.
Stills and Wilson both kneeled in the preseason and said they planned to continue to do so in the regular season. Stills said he would consider stopping if former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began kneeling in 2016 as a means to protest racial inequality and police brutality, and former 49ers safety Eric Reid were signed by an NFL team.
I predict that now with the protests receiving national support from Nike and Ford Motors among others, that it will start to become more commonplace and soon there may well be several players kneeling on multiple teams.
If that happens you will see Trump lose his everloving mind on Twitter and everyday Americans having to really think about the issue being presented by the protests.
I am not saying that this will end police shootings overnight, but it could conceivably push it into the consciousness of the country just like those civil rights marchers did back in the sixties.
That is the only way that we can hope to see real change.