Teens React To Kaepernick And Patriotism Debate

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Photo Credit: Brook Ward
Photo Credit: Brook Ward

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the national anthem is sparking conversations about patriotism, tradition, and America’s history of racism. But it’s not just football players who are having to navigate these values. In classrooms across the country, students are taught to honor the flag during their daily pledge of allegiance. Youth Radio talked to Garrison Pennington, Amanda Agustin, Nicolas Lai, and Dominik Vaughan, who are grappling whether to take their own stand… by sitting down through the pledge.


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