2017-2018 Commentary Photo Essay Slider — 03 November 2017
Aegis Asks : How do you feel about professional football players taking a knee during the national anthem?

By: Tamelah Hardley, Taliah Long and Jhovana Delgadillo

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“I think the NFL players are doing the right thing. They are teaching people to stand up for what they believe in no matter if everybody are against them. It’s their opinion on how they feel about the flag, just how everyone else shares their opinion. I think we should do the same thing at our rally.” Iyonna Garcia, senior

“I feel that the players kneeling during the national anthem is a good thing. They are standing up against racism and if they don't feel like the anthem is not truthful in this society right now that's their opinion. They should not get penalized for something they believe in, it’s their freedom of speech” Tonika Harris, senior

“I feel that the players kneeling during the national anthem is a good thing. They are standing up against racism and if they don’t feel like the anthem is not truthful in this society right now that’s their opinion. They should not get penalized for something they believe in, it’s their freedom of speech”
Tonika Harris, senior

“I think the NFL players are doing the right thing to raise awareness of the injustices in our country. Them risking their jobs and protesting against the national anthem people start to realize the hypocrisy of America.” Stephanie Stubbs, junior

“I think the NFL players are doing the right thing to raise awareness of the injustices in our country. Them risking their jobs and protesting against the national anthem people start to realize the hypocrisy of America.”
Stephanie Stubbs, junior

“They are just telling us to stand up for what we believe in. People shouldn’t make it a big controversy problem. It’s people learning to stand for themselves, something they train us not to do. The problem isn’t disrespecting the flag it's who’s doing it.” Kerry Nguyen, senior

“They are just telling us to stand up for what we believe in. People shouldn’t make it a big controversy problem. It’s people learning to stand for themselves, something they train us not to do. The problem isn’t disrespecting the flag it’s who’s doing it.”
Kerry Nguyen, senior

“Athletes have the right to do whatever they see fit. They’re not just players in the field, they’re people in society with opinions like everyone else.” Gonzalo Franco, junior

“Athletes have the right to do whatever they see fit. They’re not just players in the field, they’re people in society with opinions like everyone else.”
Gonzalo Franco, junior

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