SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) – San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem is front and center in this week’s issue of Time Magazine.
A kneeling Kaepernick is shown on the cover, titled “The Perilous Fight,” from a line in “The Star Spangled Banner.”READ MORE: Parents Await Clearance of COVID Vaccine for Kids Age 5 to 11
This week’s magazine explores how protest is “fueling a debate about privilege, pride and patriotism.”MORE NEWS: Berkeley to Offer Vegan Meals at Public Events, Buildings
The quarterback said he is refusing to stand for the national anthem to protest racial injustice and recent police killings, which has led to passionate responses from all sides. Other NFL players and athletes at all levels, including high school, are following Kaepernick’s lead by kneeling during the anthem.