Colin Kaepernick set off what has turned out to be a polarizing discussion on protest in America when he refused to stand for the national anthem prior to a (gasp!) exhibition football game. Protest has long been utilized in this country as a mechanism for change yet we still seem uncomfortable with it. We often don’t want to see things that conflict with what we were taught or grew up believing.
Protest by definition is supposed to be discomforting otherwise it would not be effective. This country was founded on protest and our national documents recognize this as an inalienable right.