Colin Kaepernick kicked off the wave of anti-Americanism that’s sweeping the NFL when he began kneeling for the national anthem.
And anthem-protesting players and fans have insisted he be handed another quarterback job as part of their demands.
But now Kaepernick is rumored to be in the running for this one position—and it’s going to make the anthem protests even worse.
A new poll put out by the Northwestern University Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy shows that African Americans named Colin Kaepernick as their number one choice to lead the Black Lives Matter movement.
The survey found that respondents believe Black Lives Matter would function better as a unified movement with one leader and the America-hating Kaepernick would be the best option.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“Eight of 10 African Americans believe that the Black Lives Matter movement is effective but feel it could have even greater impact if it wasn’t so splintered and instead led by a national spokesman like former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, according to a new survey.
The poll from Northwestern University’s Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy also found that a majority of blacks want the group to focus itself on core issues.
“There are two trends in the data that suggest that they also see room for improvement. First, a large majority believes that the movement should focus its efforts on two issue areas — challenging police brutality and racial profiling (49 percent) and improving race relations (25 percent) — over all other issues,” said the survey analysis provided to Secrets.
A key finding was the call for a national leader, with Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers field commander, credited with starting the take a knee movement in sports, leading pack.
“Kaepernick’s popularity is not surprising in light of the fact that President Trump’s criticism of the ‘Take A Knee’ protests that he started in the NFL has thrown him into the national spotlight in recent weeks,” said Alvin Tillery, associate professor of political science and director of the CSDD at Northwestern.”
Our 1st survey results: How African Americans view effectiveness of #BlackLivesMatter & impact of @Kaepernick7' https://t.co/3zjbFsWrjr pic.twitter.com/TT0lCusCXS
— CSDD at Northwestern (@CSDDatNU) October 18, 2017
Having Kaepernick lead the anthem protests from his new perch as leader of the Black Lives Matter movement would take the demonstrations to the next level.
He would be free to act out in even more anti-American ways if he adopted the role of professional protester as opposed to a job-seeking football player.
It would be a nightmare for the sport.
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