Members of the football team at Capital Christian Academy, an all-black private school in Prince George’s County, Md., broached the idea in August with their new coach.
The legacy of Colin Kaepernick is that he has forced topics of inequality and police brutality to the forefront of the American conversation. Nowhere is that more clear than at Capital Christian Academy, an all-black private school in Prince George’s County, Md., where football players are still taking a knee.
The team first broached the idea of taking a knee with new coach, Cornell Wade, in late August, according to NBC News. The first game of the season was a few days away.
“I hope you all know why,” Wade told his players, according to NBC News. Although Wade wasn’t opposed, he wanted to ensure they had thought things through, were making the choice for the right reasons and realized the ramifications of such a move.
Josiah Gill, 17, spoke for the team when he said they understood. “We’re taking a knee because of inequality as a whole,” Gill said, according to the NBC News article. “We’re aware of what’s going on in this country as young black males.”
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