Now it’s true that there have been a number of different instances lately where it seems like African Americans are dying at the hands of police officers and it seems like there is a true race issue in America. It sucks. It shouldn’t be like this. This isn’t the 1960s or 70s. We as a country are better than this. It may only be a few officers in a few cities in the country, but it only takes a couple to make people distrust the system. That is what is going on right now in this country.
Kaepernick’s teammate, wide receiver Anquan Boldin, says that we should respect his opinion even if we disagree. Others certainly don’t feel that way including Kaepernick’s former teammate, Minnesota Vikings guard Alex Boone. Kaepernick said on Sunday,