Article by Darrelle Lincoln at totalsports.com. Very proud of these students at the Seattle Mariners game who exhibited courage by deciding to kneel while singing the national anthem. It is encouraging to see kids exercising their rights and standing up against racism in America, a reality that they as Black students are connected to.
Last season during the 2017 MLB season, Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwelll, the son of a U.S. Army veteran, became the first MLB player to kneel during the national anthem. It did not catch on as no other player participated in the movement that started during the 2016 NFL season by Colin Kaepernick.
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