Arkansas state government officials disparage college students' anthem protest

Following the national anthem protest against racism on the same evening by Jordan Danberry, Tatiyana Smith, Kiara Williams, Jailyn Mason, Yasmeen Ratliff, and Briunna Freeman of the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team, several Arkansas state government officials, including Representative Laurie Rushing, Senator Jason Rapert, and Senator Jim Hendren, make disparaging remarks about the students and school officials.  For example, Senator Linda Collins-Smith tweeted “[d]isrespectful. Ungrateful. Where is the coach, where is crowd, donors and city? Enough! Speak up people. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain.”