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Colin Kaepernick: Still fighting for rights

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Colin Kaepernick: Still fighting for rights

Jamier Mix is a student in practical journalism at Lane College in Franklin.

Colin Kaepernick is someone I call “the voice.”

A hero for many Black African Americans, Kaepernck is not only a voice for us and many others but also for all professional athletes. He doesn’t just stand up for the NFL players but also NBA, MLB, NHL, Tennis, and more.

Kaepernick has taken a stand for all of us and put us all on his shoulders. He is not only the voice for all of us, but also the fall guy, which is sad to say. Colin Kaepernick sacrificed everything to stand up for what he truly believes in. He did it by himself not for himself. He did it for the hundred’s, thousands, and millions of people who were too scared to say anything or stand up for themselves. He did it for all of us.

When he took that kneel he knew what would happen and he knew some people would turn on him, including teammates, organizations, family, and friends. He chose to stand up for what he believed in rather than be a follower. People laughed at him; he was a joke but now he has the last laugh after being sponsored by Nike and becoing the face of Nike.

Colin Kaepernick is a hero and the voice not just for me but for millions of people who were scared to stand up for what they believe in and what they feel is right.

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