Oh, Say Can You See...Police Brutality And Importance Of Anthem Protests
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Photo Credit: Damola Akintunde, current UNC student
Unrest continued to spread in Charlotte after the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and the release of videos showing the exchange with police that lead to his death. Every weekend, as the NFL and college football seasons continue, many watch as athletes, following the lead of Colin Kaepernick, take a knee during the national anthem. On Saturday, Sept. 24th a section of Carolina students at the Pitt vs. UNC football game sat during the national anthem, some with raised fists, to add their voice to the national outcry against police brutality and racial profiling that was now raging in a major city in North Carolina, only a couple hours away from their idyllic campus. It unearths a complicated issue, which tripped up Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg as she called Kaepernick's approach "dumb and disrespectful," and our own famed basketball coach Roy Williams has finally warmed to, yet East Carolina University band members ...
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