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I think it’s absolutely fine for them to protest. People are making too much of it. Imagine if there were a boycott and there were no black players. There wouldn’t be an NFL. — Arthur Collins, Educator, Roxbury
As an African American it makes me sad to see so many people upset that they’re taking a knee. People aren’t really understanding why. It’s a lot deeper than the flag. It’s about our rights. — David Kelley, Program Manager, Dorchester
They should. It’s a freedom. If they have the freedom to protest and carry the Nazi flag, we have the right to kneel during the national anthem. — Joe Benzan, Office Manager, Roxbury
I think they should be allowed to kneel down. And they should let people stand if they want. They’re not disrespecting anybody. — Linda Raymond, Direct Care Worker, Dorchester
I think they should be allowed to kneel down. And they should let people stand if they want. They’re not disrespecting anybody. — Linda Raymond, Direct Care Worker, Dorchester
I think the owners should be kneeling too. To me it seems like what they’re doing is being taken out of context. It’s not to disrespect this country. It’s for what’s going on now in America. — Ursula Allston-Hill, Staff Coordinator, Roxbury
What do you think of football players kneeling during the national anthem?