campus voices: What do you think of Colin Kaepernick’s actions?

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick

remained seated while the national anthem played before a game against the Green Bay Packers Friday, Aug. 26,

to protest police violence and racism in America.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said.


“He’s not being apathetic. He’s choosing to do something. I think it’s very brave of him, he’s kind of like Muhammad Ali. Freedom of speech- but when it’s not the speech they want to hear, they tell them to shut up.”

Emmanuel Diaz

Junior business economics major

_MG_1189“I went to a military school, it’s just instilled in me to stand for the national anthem. That’s his personal opinion, but I don’t quite agree with it.”

Teneshia Hunt

Freshman business economics major

_MG_1192.jpg“In high school, we used to sit during the national anthem as a sign of rebellion.”

Kayla Tittle

Freshman early

childhood education major

_MG_1196.jpg“He does have the right to do what he wants, but I’ll always stand. Usain Bolt stopped during an interview to show respect for our national anthem and he’s not from here.”

Victoria Sasser

Junior pre nursing major

_MG_1197.jpg“Even if I don’t believe in something, I at least respect it.”

Jill Loya

Junior pre nursing major