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Kneeling During the National Anthem: An Opinion Piece

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Kneeling During the National Anthem: An Opinion PieceA Bad CombinationThe NFL represents “The National Football League,� which contains thirty-two professional American teams (“NFL Football Teams,� para 1). Over the past year to present time, there has been a lot of controversy within the league concerning a major political issue with select NFL players kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before kickoff. Kneeling is executed to represent a form of silent protest. The NFL players who are kneeling believe that there are prevailing issues in the United States that need to be brought to the public’s attention. According to the philosopher, Boxill, protest is meant to not only stop the injustice from happening, but to also show self-respect (Boxill, para 1). The injustices that the NFL players are silently protesting against during the playing of the national anthem, are police brutality and racial inequalities occurring in the United States.

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