Showing her support for Rams’s Quarterback, Colin Kaepernick – who has been on a personal protest against racism among police officers against the black community by kneeling on one knee during the national anthem – singer, Denasia Lawrence, followed in Kaepernick’s footsteps and took a knee during her rendition of the National Anthem.
The singer sang the anthem before an NBA preseason game between the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers.
“We’re being unjustly killed and overly criminalized,” Lawrence wrote. “I took the opportunity to sing and kneel to show that we belong in this country and that we have the right to respectfully protest injustices against us.”
— The SongBird (@DenasiaLawrence) October 22, 2016