Friday, October 27, 2017

Diverse Sources Interviews

Kaila Garrett | kjg73@txstate.edu 

Christian Montez, 18, Freshman 

1. What do you know about the recent National Anthem protests? 

"I know that they're doing it for Colin Kaepernick, mostly for him to get a job and what's going on in politics."

2. How effective do you feel the protests are?

"I know they're not doing it to dishonor our troops and what we do, it's more of what's going on around the United States and what's going on."

3. How do you feel about our president calling the players "idiots"? How do you feel about President Trump urging owners to fire players who kneel?

"I understand where Trump is coming from, since he is our president and kneeling for our anthem is kind of disrespectful. Although, to fire them from their job and what they do, you know they have the right and I disagree."

4.Why do you feel Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, kneeled with his players at first, but later threatened to fire those who continued to kneel?

"Probably the outcome of what people are going to say. I know that the ratings have been going down in the NFL and people don't want to see that."

5. If kneeling during the National Anthem becomes illegal, what do you feel the outcome will be?

"If it does become illegal, I feel protests will become a major thing. People will be outraged, they have a say on how they feel about what's going on."


Grace Williams, 18, Freshman

1. What do you know about the recent National Anthem protests?

"From what I heard is that African-American football players kneeled to the flag to bring attention to the problems in the black community with police brutality. They did that during the game to bring attention to it because everybody watches football."

2. How effective do you feel the protests are?

"I feel like the protest itself is okay, they have a right to protest and what they're protesting is valid. Although I feel the way they did that caused a big ruckus, it's not really helping their cause. Nothing good has come from it."

3. How do you feel about our president calling the players "idiots"? How do you feel about President Trump urging owners to fire players who kneel?

"I think it's childish for him to do that. He has the right to feel that way and to say that. To call them idiots is a little too much. People have the right to protest. If I was in the position of the manager, I wouldn't accept that because I feel like it's disrespectful to protest or kneel for the flag.

4. Why do you feel Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, kneeled with his players at first, but later threatened to fire those who continued to kneel?

"They kneeled before the anthem. To me that was good because it still gave voice to the protest, but it still respected the flag. It might be because of money honestly. The Dallas Cowboys is such an American team, people love them so much. I think if he didn't stand up, it would look bad on the Cowboys."

5. If kneeling during the National Anthem becomes illegal, what do you feel the outcome will be?

"Controversy. I think people for kneeling would be really upset because it's America, you're allowed to protest."

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