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?