Protesting by taking a knee during National Anthem is unnecessary. I do believe Donald Trump is wrong for his comments and tweets, but let’s be real, that’s just the way he is. Blacks need to stand up for rights but not in this way. Only reason I say this is because of the fact that society will punish us for it. One example is that managers with power will fine you. Another example is if cops killing blacks, and blacks not having specific rights is such a big deal; what do you think white people, or people with power is going to do? If someone that already doesn’t likes you, sees you do something they don’t like, will only make them even angrier. If we do that they will continue to kill us more and have less sympathy for us. According to independence.com, Donald Trump threatens to change tax law to penalize NFL over “take a knee protest.” The president has criticized NFL clubs for “disrespecting” their country. If we continue to kneel he will continue to threaten us with things that will hurt us now and also in the future. We can’t run away from the fact that he is our leader and he has a lot more power than us. As stated in newsweek.com, Kevin Seifert says “failure to be on the field by the start of the national anthem may pursuit in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of the draft choices for violations of the above, including first offenses.” Trump searched the NFL rule book to stop players from taking a knee and it worked. When you have power you can do whatever. Our best bet is to come together and find an approach that will help us not take us down.

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