On Sunday residents of Brooklyn woke up to an amazing artwork by Jeff Rothberg which displayed his support for Kaepernick’s protest.
Just on the day, the NFL season starts, some streets of Brooklyn were flooded with posters which had the image of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s image on it. The poster depicted Kaepernick taking a knee; a controversial gesture he made before the start of games when the National Anthem was being sung.
The poster had some striking inscriptions on it. Just underneath the image of Kaepernick, Rothberg wrote, ‘I sit with Kaepernick’ and below that was the phrase, “end injustice for all.”
Kaepernick took a knee when the National Anthem was being sung to protest against the oppression of Black people in America.
Following the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s protest; many players in the various teams have also emulated the action to protest against Black oppression in America.
The Black artist who designed the posters said he posted them on Crown Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush and Prospect Heights in the early hours of Sunday morning. Rothberg said, “I wanted them up for the first Sunday games of the NFL season.”
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Rothberg said he pasted them on Crown Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush and Prospect Heights in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The poster was designed in a form of a 1963 football card; the same year Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Among the symbols on the poster included a peace sign and the Lady Justice blindfold.
The posters have since been greeted with positive reactions from many. Rothberg said, “I can’t be more proud and just honored that people are responding to this so well and are about it. ”
It can be quite challenging for anyone to take such a bold step to stand up for what he or she believes in; knowing the kind of reactions which lie ahead. Therefore, Kaepernick deserves a thumbs-up for choosing to be different. He deserves to be acknowledged just like all those who have stood against Black oppression in America. It has already started in Brooklyn and soon will spread to other states too. So when you happen to be in Brooklyn don’t be lost when you are greeted with the hashtag #IsitwithKaepernick, it is a call to end injustice for all.