Quantcast

Volleyball Player Takes Kaepernick's Lead And Protests Anthem, Now Her School's Responding

The fall of 2016 saw 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick lead the way with multiple players choosing to sit or kneel during the playing of the National Anthem as a silent protest against the unfair treatment of black Americans.

In late September, Florida State volleyball player Mara Green decided to join the nationwide protest and took a knee during the National Anthem in a home game against Florida.

Green read a statement about her decision and what the act meant to her.

"I have had several family members that have served in the military and I have the highest respect of those who serve our country, I am unhappy with the racial tension, racial injustice and police brutality in our country. This is my way of silently and peacefully protesting my beliefs," Green noted.

FSA volleyball coach Chris Poole also released a statement about Mara's protest. "Mara (Green) made me aware of her intention to kneel for the national anthem. Florida State University is an institution of higher learning that recognizes a student’s right to freedom of expression. Similarly, I respect Mara’s right to freely express herself. "

Note that although many veterans vocally oppose these national anthem protests, others say freedom of speech is a fundamental American value.

For example, Vietnam vet David Dubois was supportive of Green and commented: "I think that this is America, we should have room to be able to express our opinions. I admire what she's doing."

Source: WCTV
Photo: WCTV

More News Stories

A U.S. Marine has demonstrated the art of deceiving the enemy via effective camouflage techniques in a video segment on YouTube. As shared by...

Jeb Bush, apparently not impressed by the Republican presidential front-runner’s foreign-policy speech on Wednesday, declared the following day on...

How would you like to be seen at your funeral procession? Most people choose a casket and a traditional setting, but not Billy Standley. He wanted...

A recent crime spree on the campus of the University of Houston has students on edge, and they’re speaking out about their concerns. According to...

A disturbing crime has come to light out of the state of Wisconsin, and this one will definitely raise the ire of the animal lovers out there. As...

Latest News Stories

The range of human medical conditions is truly mind boggling. For example, in a recent case in India, a baby girl whose stomach was so swollen she...

Ovarian cancer is said to affect over 20,000 women each year and is actually the fifth most common form of cancer among women. As with any form of...

Politicians, entertainers and other famous people are using social media to weigh in on the suspension of quarterback Tom Brady, People reported...

An artist released a video showing there was a lot more to his wolf painting than just paint on canvas. The video shows that the wolf moves. It...

A beauty queen crowned 'Miss Iraq' got a call from the Islamic State. The terrorist group threatened her, but the woman lived up to her title with...

How fast can you find the number 250 in the series of numbers below?

475891676139874
723169538941339
795696374339972
...

Hot dog-eating contests are a popular 4th of July event, but the holiday festivities turned grave last week when one contestant choked to death...

In the wake of the current immigration crisis that brought more than 57,000 Central American children into the U.S., Texas Governor Rick Perry...

The debate over immigration has touched a ton of nerves across the country, and there’s simply no way to make everyone happy about it. For every...

President Trump, honoring one of the vows he made to voters during his campaign, on Monday issued an executive order calling for the United States...