Do you think athletes kneeling/locking arms during the National Anthem is disrespectful? Explain.

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De’Brianna Robinson

18

Criminal Justice

Freshman

Varnado, Louisiana

Athletes kneeling during the National Anthem is not disrespectful because we as Americans have a voice. It is also a peaceful protest not anything violent.

 

Stevondera Wright

19

Business Administration

Sophomore

New Orleans, Louisiana

I don’t think it’s disrespectful, however some of the athletes are just mimicking what they’ve seen in the media and they really don’t know what they’re kneeling for.

 

Tamara Stephens

18

Sports Medicine

Freshman

Heidelberg, Mississippi

No, I don’t think that it’s disrespectful because it might be their way of showing respect to the National Anthem and being socially conscious at the same time.

 

Toneona Christon

18

Agribusiness

Freshman

Greenville, Mississippi

No, because I think that kneeling is showing more respect to the National Anthem than saluting with one hand over your heart.

 

Aralyne Johnson

19

Biology-Pre-Med

Sophomore

Little Rock, Arkansas

No, I believe athletes have a right to what they believe in for their country. Everyone in this country has a right to speak out/speak up on the situations that go on in the United States. My father was a veteran in the United States Army. He always believed in what was right. Alot of people would think the athletes are disrespecting the flag because they’re not honoring our veterans who fought for our country but as an African American female, who lives in this society, I’m here to say that the world has changed and a lot of people have changed with it. So the things that were popular decades ago are not popular now.

Aerial Robinson is a Sophomore Broadcast/Mass Communications major from Atlanta, Georgia. She will be a contributor to The Campus Chronicle for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 semester.

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