1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Colin Kaepernick protests anthem due to treatment of minorities

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by BleedRocketsRed, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. BleedRocketsRed

    BleedRocketsRed Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    6,972
    Likes Received:
    354
    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...ers-sits-national-anthem-prior-preseason-game

     
  2. Bobbythegreat

    Bobbythegreat Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013
    Messages:
    50,810
    Likes Received:
    11,092
    LOL what an idiot.
     
  3. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost clean your room bucko
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2003
    Messages:
    41,209
    Likes Received:
    5,905
    Speaking of getting paid leave, he will probably be among those soon.
     
  4. tallanvor

    tallanvor Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    14,244
    Likes Received:
    3,763
    is Kaepernick black (not that its relevant)?
     
  5. Bobbythegreat

    Bobbythegreat Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013
    Messages:
    50,810
    Likes Received:
    11,092
    He's mixed. His father was black, his mother was white but he wasn't raised by either. His father abandoned his mother before he was born and so she gave him up for adoption and he was adopted by a white family in Milwaukee.
     
  6. FranchiseBlade

    FranchiseBlade Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2002
    Messages:
    40,420
    Likes Received:
    6,096
    If that's how he'd like to protest, I don't have a problem with it. I haven't heard him speak on it, or what else he's doing.

    There is definitely discriminatory treatment of minorities that happens and it's wrong. I don't have a problem with someone wanting to make a stand against it. It's the American thing to do. It doesn't matter what race he or anyone else is that stands up against bigotry.

    It isn't the way I would tackle the problems, or what I would do about the problems. It isn't how I would protest, or try and institute change, but I don't think that really matters either.

    I'm not sure why his actions are a problem.
     
  7. xcrunner51

    xcrunner51 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2002
    Messages:
    4,458
    Likes Received:
    771
    Well-meaning idiot?
     
  8. Bobbythegreat

    Bobbythegreat Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013
    Messages:
    50,810
    Likes Received:
    11,092
    Probably, but given that his football career is going sideways he might just be trying to drum up controversy so that he can make the case that if he gets cut for sucking at football the REAL reason was because he was an activist. That kind of thing happens every now and again.
     
  9. RocketsLegend

    RocketsLegend Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2015
    Messages:
    6,364
    Likes Received:
    1,195
    Give me effing break. Black practically run this country. Why football players str such idiots?
     
  10. NewRoxFan

    NewRoxFan Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2002
    Messages:
    30,585
    Likes Received:
    16,503
    republicans... this is your standard bearer. Embrace him.
     
    HakeemOnlyFan and Bäumer like this.
  11. FranchiseBlade

    FranchiseBlade Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2002
    Messages:
    40,420
    Likes Received:
    6,096
    Really? How is it that you are of voting age and have absolutely no idea about the reality in this nation.
     
  12. Bobbythegreat

    Bobbythegreat Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013
    Messages:
    50,810
    Likes Received:
    11,092
    He's a Trump supporter, you shouldn't expect anything.
     
  13. RocketsLegend

    RocketsLegend Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2015
    Messages:
    6,364
    Likes Received:
    1,195
    Colin Kaepernick is the perfect example of victim hood mentality. I bet he voted for Obama. Liberals are mentally ill.
     
    1 person likes this.
  14. FranchiseBlade

    FranchiseBlade Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2002
    Messages:
    40,420
    Likes Received:
    6,096
    Says the guy who cries and whines about how unfair everything is for Donald Trump in his campaign.

    Like I said I wouldn't handle the things the way Kaepernick is doing, but I haven't seen victim mentality from him. I don't think he's protesting things that have specifically happened to him, is he?
     
  15. RocketsLegend

    RocketsLegend Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2015
    Messages:
    6,364
    Likes Received:
    1,195
    Most powerful man and woman in the US is black. Attorney General is black. We have governors, mayors, representatives, police chiefs, judges who are black. We have blacks in the congress and supreme Court. Tell me again how black people are oppressed? Only very stupid person would believe that.
     
  16. MojoMan

    MojoMan Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    5,964
    Likes Received:
    1,355
    So being anti-American is a position he associates with the interests of minorities. Interesting.
     
  17. FranchiseBlade

    FranchiseBlade Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2002
    Messages:
    40,420
    Likes Received:
    6,096
    Is that how you judge? If one minority makes to a position, then there is no discrimination and that race practically runs the nation?

    Well why don't you go back and dig a little deeper into how discrimination works and who controls what in this country. Who runs the colleges, school boards, board rooms, holds the positions of CEO and other executive positions, elected representatives, etc.?

    Start there, and then you might also look into studies that have done actual research rather than just list a one person from a race who managed to get elected or appointed.

    Well at least I can see where you are coming from, and where your misconceptions originate. It's been illuminating. Thanks.
     
  18. Bobbythegreat

    Bobbythegreat Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013
    Messages:
    50,810
    Likes Received:
    11,092
    Let's stay on topic, that topic being a really stupid NFL backup QB making an ass out of himself for no valid reason.
     
  19. tallanvor

    tallanvor Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    14,244
    Likes Received:
    3,763
    Kaepernick will entertain us and live us with but no way in hell will he sing the national anthem with us racist bigots.
     
  20. RocketsLegend

    RocketsLegend Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2015
    Messages:
    6,364
    Likes Received:
    1,195
    Rich people?

    There's no discrimination
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now