Wisconsin Senate Refuses to Honor Colin Kaepernick
Style Magazine Newswire | 2/15/2019, 9:28 p.m.
Republicans who control the Wisconsin Senate refused to mention NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a resolution honoring Black History Month passed Wednesday, rejecting calls from Democrats who said ignoring the Milwaukee native put them on the wrong side of history. Just as the Wisconsin Assembly did a day earlier, the Senate approved the resolution with no mention of Kaepernick. All Republicans voted in support, with all Democrats against. No Senate Republicans spoke during four hours of debate. Senate Democrats, led by Sen. Lena Taylor, proposed adding a mention of Kaepernick, but that was rejected unanimously by Republicans. Taylor, who is black and from Milwaukee, argued that history will show Republicans as being on the "wrong side." Taylor accused "white Republicans" of telling African-Americans what is best for them, what they should value, who they should honor and what forms of protest are acceptable.