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Kaepernick had no choice but to kneel

Kaepernick supporters show their solidarity on Aug. 31 outside San Francisco’s Police Officers Association office

The idea that Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem is unpatriotic fails doubly: first, in a mistaken notion of what real patriotism is, and second in missing a larger point.

For one, the idea that to not stand while the anthem is played signals a lack of allegiance to one’s nation is simplistic to the point of stretching plausibility, seemingly designed more as a way to hate on

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