Television and Radio Criticism

Symbolism and the flag/anthem: Kaepernick and military veterans

Salil Puri's commentary on September 7, 2018 in The Washington Post (here's the link) is a great analysis of how the flag of the U.S.A. is used as a symbol of who has more claim to truly being "American." 

In particular, Puri draws our attention to the text across Kaepernick's face: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." He develops the analysis we started in class about how this can be seen as a direct reference to military service. 

Who else, do you think, should have a claim to being truly "American" based on their sacrifice for the ideals of this country?

What ideal was Kaepernick willing to sacrifice everything for? That is, what is it that he believed in? 

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