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Hate the Game, Not the Player: What Your Response Says About You

    Colin Kaepnick, quarterback for the San Francisco, 49ers has started a chain reaction of kneeling during the National Anthem as a sign of solidarity to the cause of fighting police brutality and the disenfranchisement of Black people in America. The act of kneeling during the anthem has spread not only amongst other NFL players, but athletes within other professional sports, as well as high school athletes across the country.   And surprise, surprise, people are angry. Shocker!     Kaepernick is kneeling in protest in order to "bring awareness and make people realize what's really going on in this country". He also stated in his address that "this country stands for freedom, liberty, and justice for all, but it's not happening for all...

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This Fourth of July is Yours, Not Mine.

“This Fourth of July is yours, not mine” are the words spoken by Frederick Douglass, slave abolitionist, author, orator, and one of the few Black heroes American schools actually mention in their white-washed history books. The Fourth of July is a day of fireworks, enjoying a day off work, and yelling “cooousiiiiiinnnn” at every Black BBQ we can find, hoping to get a plate of food. The Fourth of July, known officially as “Independence Day”, is also a national holiday dedicated to commemorating the formation of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. But wait a minute! Slavery didn’t officially end in America until December 6, 1865 with the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution (slavery didn’t officially end...

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