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Colin Kaepernick sparked outrage with some NFL fans when he decided not to stand up for the National Anthem- a constitutional right that he has. Despite that fact, the debate about whether or not he should be “allowed” to do so wages on. But Jeff Johnson explains what is inherently wrong with criticizing anyone, let alone one of America’s most talented athletes, for exercising their right to speak their mind.

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Click on the audio player to hear him further explain the historical and political context of Kaepernick’s decision in this edition of ‘3 Things You Should Know’ on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”

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