This Congresswomen Joined The #TakeAKnee Protest And Kneeled On The House Floor

","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Before Jackson Lee dropped to one knee she continued saying, “I kneel in front of the flag and on this floor, I kneel in honor of the first Amendment, I kneel because the flag is a symbol for freedom, I kneel because I am going to stand against racism, I kneel because I will stand with those young men and I’ll stand with our soldiers and I’ll stand with America because I kneel,” Jackson Lee said.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"This past weekend NFL players kneeled in protest to President Trump. The President asked a crowd, “love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he’s fired’?” That’s the comment that sparked all the backlash. But the protests original roots are about racism in America and started before Trump was even in office.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"The #TakeAKnee protest is against police brutality against black lives that is happening against this country. Many celebrities and other athletes have spoken out about Trump’s comments and have come out in support of the protest.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Seeing the protest make its way into a government building is powerful.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"},{"text":"Celebs Respond to #TakeTheKnee on Social Media: Roundup","level":3,"displayType":"header"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"LeBron James Bum Memes: Best Tweets, Jokes & Reactions","level":3,"displayType":"header"}]}]; var articleType = 'ARTICLE'; var favoriteImage = ''; var articleDescription = ''; var slide_index = parseInt(0); var slide_json = createSlides(slides, articleType, favoriteImage); var initial_slide = slide_index; var initial_url = location.pathname +; var base_url = ''; var next_gallery = ''; var first_load = true; var has_scrolled = false; var title = "This Congresswomen Joined The #TakeAKnee Protest And Kneeled On The House Floor"; var path = base_url