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Connections: Should Students Take A Knee During The National Anthem?

Oct 4, 2016

Students in Rochester have followed the national lead set by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has protested recent police shootings of African Americans by taking a knee during the national anthem.

Critics have said students don't have the life experience to join such a serious protest; supporters say they're expanding the national conversation. Our guests:

  • Miguel Lopez, soccer player and student at World of Inquiry School No. 58
  • Michael Hunter, soccer player and student at World of Inquiry School No. 58
  • James Weh, soccer player and student at World of Inquiry School No. 58
  • Michael Lopez, Miguel’s father and the players’ former coach
  • Todd Baxter, executive director of the Veterans Outreach Center