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In New York and Kentucky, a black student athlete, inspired by Colin Kaepernick's kneeling, wants to kneel during the National Anthem. His coach tells him he's off the team if he does. WATCH FULL EPISODES OF WWYD: https://abc.go.com/shows/what-would-you-do Watch brand new WWYD episodes on Friday at 9PM on ABC! ►https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUlwc... Subscribe to WWYD ► http://bit.ly/WWYDSubs Check out some of the Best WWYD? Episodes ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htytu... Follow What Would You Do? across the web! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wwyd Twitter: https://twitter.com/WWYDABC Instagram: https://instagram.com/wwydabc/ What would you do when you think no one is watching? What Would You Do? (WWYD?) explores the varying answers with the help of hidden cameras capturing individuals who have been placed within seemingly everyday situation that quickly go ary. The individuals on this hidden camera show are forced to make tough calls when directly faced with situations of racism, violence, hate crimes, and other hot button cultural issues. Catch John Quinones reporting on these individuals as they make split-second decisions to intervene or mind their own business. WWYD? airs Friday nights at 9|8c on ABC. What Would You Do? (WWYD) is a hidden camera show, hosted by ABC News correspondent John Quinones, in which unknowing bystanders are placed in uncomfortable, and often compromising real world scenarios in public. WWYD’s hidden cameras focus on the average person’s responses and reactions to these issues of social responsibility. Topics such as gay couples being affectionate in public, date rape, racism and racial profiling, interracial couples, abusive parents, drunk driving, and harassment of the homeless are touched upon in this series. What will you do? Would you choose to intervene in these situations? Watch and join the discussion.
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Raw tOoNz (1 hour ago)
Thank you to the very last lady in the video she understands
John Marston (6 hours ago)
Jesus christ its just a piece of cloth get a life
NYC'S Next (7 hours ago)
IDGAF I will take a knee cause I am black guck what any others think your not in My skin at the end of the day 💯8:30 spoke the truth
meetmissjones (10 hours ago)
When (right/ conservative leaning) Americans suddenly forgot about the very public, peaceful and courageous protest by Jessie Owens winning the Gold medal for America in Nazi Germany and holding his fist up high to symbolise the exact fight for freedoms in the midst of great uncertainty that these people associate with their flag.
Sydni Terrell (12 hours ago)
Where were blacks when the national anthem was written?? ENSLAVED. This song is not about us and this song is not written for us. So why should we hold it so high lol
Violet Tutorials (12 hours ago)
Ok so I think everyone has their right to kneel. But I also think it is disrespectful kinda because ur supposed to stand with ur hand on ur heart to respect the country and flag. But u do have the right to protest Peacefully. And what happened to those people who were killed is horrible. It should have never happened. I'm on conflicting sides of this. But all I'm gonna say is don't tell a person they don't understand because we aren't black. U arent the only ones who were beaten and made into slaves. Poor white people where made into slaves, and native Americans were made slaves, had their land taken from them and were killed. I myself am white but I am also native american. I love everyone and I was raised to not be racist and treat everyone with respect. Our country isn't perfect but u have a lot more freedom then other countries do and u should appreciate that. Some countries don't allow women to drive or go to school. Some have arranged marriages. We all should appreciate what the soldiers did for all of us. Because without them , blacks, poor whites and native Americans would still be slaves. Women wouldn't get to work or drive and have the same freedom as men. We came a long way. We all should just love and accept each other. But I'm just say, respect your country, flag, and the soldiers who fought for ur rights.
Ollie Polly (14 hours ago)
I don’t care if you kneel as it’s important to those who are Black or African American during this horrible time of racism as it isn’t disrespecting the flag, it’s honoring it in a way to show what it happening in America
Jackie Bennett (14 hours ago)
Take a kneel for racial injustice and slavery and native Americans being slaughtered
Channel Stephens (17 hours ago)
Kneeling for the Anthem=Disrespect for America. Men and Woman have fought and died from 1775 all the way till now. If an athlete kneels kick the athlete off the team. You have no right to kneel for the anthem.
HYPR FUNKY (1 day ago)
U shouldn’t kneel anyway the fuck
John Marston (6 hours ago)
Its just a flag nothing else i could give 2 shits about honestly if it ain't making me muneh
Americans really are just dumb cunts, no wonder the world hates you. Listen to that inbred redneck talk, "I-I-I-ITS ARRR CUUUNTRY MAAAN". Racist, Stupid, Obese, Fragile, Flag loving Gun nuts and being led by a old orange cripple. (why this obsession with your hate and violence soaked flag?)
John Marston (6 hours ago)
I know its just a piece of cloth
Jakob Ruiz (1 day ago)
So the flag represents rapist,murderes, and thieves and u should stand up because your buddies or family members died to defend murderes and thieves because thats what cops are doing and getting away with it where's the justice for all on that, some i assume are good cops. Some politics are riping off citizens but people say it disrespects the flag so thats the answer to all of this. Wow smart and hartwarming nah...more like selfish and ignorant to listen.
Vaeh (1 day ago)
They should’ve known better to film this in Kentucky🤣‼️ every body there is racist asf
Connor Matthews (1 day ago)
Never will I agree with this approach. The flag is a representation of America and it is especially meaningful to the military. There are other ways to protest. Kinda crazy a few things get caught on video and it blows up so much. I see it as disrespecting the military, regardless what it’s meant for. It’s a respect thing.
Dan Sanch (2 days ago)
"fReEdOm iSNt FrEe"
All for the Animals (2 days ago)
I noticed that more women were friendlier to him and didn't attack by calling him anti-American. Even those that disagreed were willing to understand why he felt that way. Why are these men so militaristic?
Mark Woods (2 days ago)
We wouldn’t have to take a knee or protest if problems like racism didn’t exist.
Rico Rojo (2 days ago)
I agree with the old man. As a Mexican American I've seen prejudice my whole and I'm proud to be an American and stand for my flag proudly
Lisa Bautista (2 days ago)
So....kneeling during the national anthem is disrespectful to the flag, but kneeling at church is a sign of respect to God? Kneeling to propose it's a sign of respect too. Way I see it, kneeling is a sign of respect, they're protesting, at the same time showing their respect to the flag/country.
maranda Brice (2 days ago)
I don't agree with it, but I will defend his right to do it. As long as he is not being violent and he knows why he is doing it and not just following a fad.
about a girl (3 days ago)
"I WATCH THE SHOW ALL THE TIME" Bitch, you've learned nothing!
Joseph Montoya (3 days ago)
Wouldn't that money goes to the military and not on the wall .. if trump respects the flag he should of make sure our brothers and sister are taken care of first ..
juana Ogaz (3 days ago)
why not Florence Kentucky
They should kick every single one of the players that kneel off of the team
Lt Soul (4 days ago)
IT doesnt matter who fought in did when this discussion is being had, it doesnt embody those fallen soldiers or represent them or what they individually fought for decades ago. And to use that as an excuse to stop one from protesting is sad and idiotic.
Lt Soul (4 days ago)
Only people dont get it and are against it for the most part, are rednecks, and narrow-minded idiots, no matter their skin color. The one man said despite whats going on in the country respect the flag and the country. Wow i cant debate with logic, with someone like that.
Lt Soul (4 days ago)
that first couple being divided shocked me.
Guigui Miranda (4 days ago)
Turns out this couple is just as devided as the rest of country
novHeavens (5 days ago)
I don't know how Americans feel watching this show. I just feel America's fucked up.
Lelekirnd Kalalaoe (5 days ago)
FUCK the flag 🤮 🇺🇸
John Marston (6 hours ago)
Hell yeah!!
Brandon Pea (5 days ago)
I'm surprised none of the veterans thought twice about the mess that blacks go through.
Alexander Zurba (5 days ago)
I don't condone racism, it's unacceptable and people who are racist should be punished somehow.
Zoe Gibson (5 days ago)
why is america so obsessed with itself america is the most narrsistic country in the world
John Marston (6 hours ago)
You can say that again friend
Cutler Lepper (6 days ago)
How thing it is ok to take a kneeling need to be kick out of the USA .
Jamie Reed (6 days ago)
Why would I do so much for a flag, which represents a country that doesn’t treat me right. Where was all this energy when all those black boys came home from Vietnam?
Philip Alamillo (6 days ago)
Home sweet home Alabama 😂😂💀
Jonathan Collins (6 days ago)
This argument has never been about kneeling. Its basically Black people complaining about the things White people are doing. White people know that and don't like it.
Dandeeman26 (6 days ago)
I'd 100% support the coach! Enough with cop shaming!
miah garvie (6 days ago)
Can someone please explain why people can’t kneel during the national anthem I generally don’t understand
bateks ones (6 days ago)
Just flag bunch of statists fucks
TheCatFace Kingdom (7 days ago)
Its ironic how with the left when its against hate speech free speech is BS. When its their protests its not bs. (Same goes for conservatives tho)
Dee K (7 days ago)
Ok hill Billy shudup,🙄
Dee K (7 days ago)
It's just a flag like plz stop🙄🙄🙄🙄
Kellen Harris (7 days ago)
Wow. What a shocker. One of the most conservative states in America is trying to brainwash a young boy into not kneeling for the flag
random epic videos (7 days ago)
so according to democraps ..being white = bad , being black = oppressed.
liz c (7 days ago)
That woman is a strong independent woman she’s amazing wow!!! Some women follow on her husband... !!! Yasss✊🏼
Steven Haskell (7 days ago)
I get it.. America is still a new country so they love their flag, they stand up mid shit if the anthem started playing xD give it a few hundred more years then they will realise that its just a flag.
RUTH RODRIGUEZ (7 days ago)
There has only been one color until Obama and that is white , even where the president stay is called the white house which is built by black slaves
RUTH RODRIGUEZ (7 days ago)
Freedom that is what white people say but they are the ones going to other countries and destroying them white people never change is in there DNA
mufa 32 (7 days ago)
I'm not picking sides here but you got to look at logic the NFL isn't a public company its private meaning you don't have the right to do whatever you want if they feel like your doing something that can hurt there business they can fire you because basically your representing them
storm Zilla (8 days ago)
But we all know that kapernick did it because he got benched. Black lives matter was already in the media.
LeBron NOWITZKI (8 days ago)
Dude with the ping hat just like he sees the flag stand for him is his brothers and sisters in military, just like ten flag means like that for him, the flag means something different for everyone just like what some of the stuff the military gets sent for is at necessary. I’ve heard it from some military vets themselves that some of the stuff they go for is questioned. Flag for African americans can mean the slavery their ancestors endured during those hard times!!!! The disrespect for those that have the freedom to free speech.!!!
random epic videos (8 days ago)
democraps support everyone who hates USA
Livealive (8 days ago)
Blacks of America need to come to a decision... either they are American..... or Black..... sick of this my people excuse. You should all be one together. Not whites vs blacks
Neil Macartney (8 days ago)
So if someone was to go down on one knee and propose but it just so happens that they are next to an American flag the person proposing would be known as someone who disrespected america
random epic videos (8 days ago)
Only disloyal cunts disrespect the flags ...these snakes don't respect the nation but want everything out of it . P.S I m African American myself and my father served in military and I know how hard it was for my mother , for me and my little sister but at the end of the day I was very proud of what he was doing.
Alehia klorian (9 days ago)
You are loved on the court after that you can be shot and killed without question and you cant say anything about it.
Cire Brown (9 days ago)
See I don’t get why people burn nike gear you already paid money for it so that was a waste of money for you
King Li (9 days ago)
I Love That First Lady!!!!!!
Crandall Gibson (10 days ago)
If a person wants to kneel they are protesting against police brutality or racism but at the same time they are disrespecting the flag and everyone that has fought and died for our freedom. THE FLAG IS NOT JUST A FLAG. It is their right but when it comes to doing something and disrespecting another is should be something that is seriously considered.
P G (10 days ago)
flag defenders suffer from "Symbol/Reality" confusion. They fail to realize the flag is a symbol of a body of land with borders. It's illegal to burn or defame the flag, but perfectly legal to destroy, pollute and burn the land it represents. But this is a country full of people as well. When you respect the symbol a the country, and then turn to murder its peoples via police force, it's flat hypocrisy
wolfaniser 124 (10 days ago)
Personally I don't get America. being in the UK this kind of racism would get you literally sent to jail I mean you say that black people can't do something as simple as taking a knee and respecting there flag. I mean there are black people who are in the service in America it makes no sense
jason smith (11 days ago)
If this is not about the flag, military or ppl who served then use another platform to make ur fkn point! Tired of niggaz saying- I’m doing this for my people. NO UR NOT!!! Do u dumbasses even know that a lot of ppl that died for this country were BLACK??!! So ur not doing it for ur ppl, if anything u are disrespecting YOUR ppl!!! And I’m fkn BLACK too!🤦🏿‍♂️
rubi herrera (11 days ago)
yOu'Re DiSresPeCtiNg tHe fLaG, sOn * wears American flag pajama pants * 4 U.S. Code § 8 *Bitch, please*
sheiko bama (11 days ago)
Would you take a knee for the 100,000 Christians killed annually.... for being Christian? How about the millions of people currently in forced labor camps in North Korea and China (communism doing what is does)? Or maybe, all those farmers in South Africa being murdered at the blessing of their government, to steal their land (only to hand it over to entitled people guaranteed to ruin everything just like always)? If you’d kneel over ALL injustices, and not just those in the social trend “look how good I am” category.... kneel all you want! You’re not a fake!!! Otherwise..............
Fred Flintstone (11 days ago)
You should stand up during the national anthem. stand up for our flag, stand up for your country.
New York (11 days ago)
I think u should stand during anthem.
Joshua Ruiz (11 days ago)
I like the views from the people in Kentucky on kneeling to the flag than the ones in New York. I love this country so I have a lot of respect to the flag. And my father served in the military too.
Caitlin Hardie (12 days ago)
It’s a piece of cloth, your country as a whole represents all the good and the bad things you’ve done. Not a fucking flag, okay and btw don’t @ me
lilmchick1 (12 days ago)
It's a shame the United States often trades humanity for patriotism
Raven Queen (13 days ago)
I would never do this every if I don't like the president because I have family who are in the armed forces but at the same time I understand that it is within their constitutional right to do this and they should not be silenced or kicked off team just because they do it they have the right to do this but I would never do this I support America even though I don't like Trump and I do disagree with some of the things that Trump is doing
Matt Feis (13 days ago)
We live in a country where your considered racist if u like your country, why is it racist to not support kneeling? It’s ok to protest but if u say in other ways besides kneeling whys it wrong? Why don’t players fly out the main justice departments and protest there?
GhettoFights1045 (13 days ago)
This is so sad that we are still going through all this racism bullshit. I can’t stand seeing people in these comments talking to eachother like this. It’s as if we’re two sides of an argument that just won’t stop. It’s one thing after another 😞
LetsTalkWithKermit (13 days ago)
So you can get mad at a football player kneeling during the anthem, but you can't get mad at all the school violence/shootings that are happening around the world? *Freedom of speech.* *Freedom of Petition.* Are you telling me we don't have those freedom anymore? What on earth is America becoming. Wasn't it the land of freedom? Now people are being murdered, raped, assaulted, abused and no one is doing anything about it. Yet people are burning shoes just because a football player decided to kneel during the anthem. You guys care more about disrespecting the flag than the innocent people who are getting killed or injured by the people who are supposed to keep us safe. Nobody should ever feel scared of going to school. Nobody should ever feel scared when walking outside. There are other big problems in this country than a black male kneeling during the national anthem.
*ṜṒῩΛⱢṪῩ* (13 days ago)
They don't know how it's like to live in our skin. The racial discrimination we get everyday. They may say slavery is over, but really the racism is still here.
Squilly (13 days ago)
I think it's really poor of these coaches to kick these players off the team and lose their future because of them kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner. This is one of the most peaceful ways to protest I've seen, despite me only being 15, and I don't think it should lead to such extreme consequences.
忍野 忍 (13 days ago)
Go back to Africa if you do not like the way things are here, simple as that.
Fjorald Cacaj (13 days ago)
The police havnt treated black people any diffrent.
Ms.Thing (14 days ago)
I honestly don’t give 3 fucks. America hasn’t been the nicest to most people I mean ppl out here burning flags but that okay?? Let a person kneel and it’s the end of the word stfu😂
Keelan Brown (14 days ago)
Yea!! Finally a middle aged white ex vet that understands it's about the police brutality, not disrespect to the flag or military. ...shannon b
Kisha T (14 days ago)
Kneeling seems more respectful to me cos I mean knights kneel when being knighted and even in movies you see people kneeling towards their "leader" in respect 😂😂😂
Zapsy (14 days ago)
lmao Stand for your country out of respect when that country doesn't respect you *smh*
Blacks statistically have the highest homicide rate towards pther blacks, where is the news coverage on this? How do we protest this?
Caleb Bennett (15 days ago)
Rasicm isn't a religion It's a choice. What we here on the news about police brutality, we choose to believe black people, oppressed people and people that aren't white are dangerous. They are not. We shouldn't see colour, we should see heart.
Ariyanna Harris (15 days ago)
I don’t understand this
Britney Chase (15 days ago)
I wouldn't do it myself but I'm not going to yell at someone for kneeling
Shangrilaa (16 days ago)
THEY FALL AND DIE FOR OUR COUNTRY BY GANGRAPING WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN MAN, THEY ALSO KILL THERE LITTLE KIDS BECAUSE THEY'ALL TERRORIST MAN, LOL.
Not Q (16 days ago)
As long as he is not praying to Allah it's cool. I would ask the producer of these assinine videos: What would you do if you weren't such a freaking idiot.
Darcseid27 (17 days ago)
Patriotism is just another form of religion The only objective is control
Jonny Lopez (17 days ago)
Ik most of these people know it’s not about the flag, but rather they want to make it about the flag in order to have an excuse to be offended by the peaceful protest...
LotusLatte (17 days ago)
Don't get it? Take a knee if you want to, who the heck cares?
Tyler Warner (18 days ago)
That first lady knew what was up
SP FromNY914 (18 days ago)
This was a retarded ass episode. ITS WRONG TO KNEEL
The Kobster 05 (18 days ago)
I’m gonna be honest here, the coach was right in some aspects- politics in sport can f*** off, but I don’t disagree with the message. But for your nation, just stand ffs. It’s your country. Just be proud. This is coming from a Brit by the way. So no American bias
Violeta Romero (18 days ago)
It's so crazy, yea yea the American flag, but the flag was built on lies, slavery, murder its insane.
Harry Boyed (19 days ago)
Y’all see how hard they go on what a young black man believes in 🤭 America’s biggest Fear is the Black Man
Rshanie (19 days ago)
I’m not American so please explain to me how kneeling is disrespecting the flag? Over here in England kneeling is one of the highest form of showing respect.
Frank Rizzo (19 days ago)
Filthy little kneeling 🐒
Injustice (19 days ago)
Any who follows kaeprnick deserve to get kicked the fuck out, he is a useless cunt
Just a Random Guy (20 days ago)
free drugs , free sex , free gun but no free speech 😂😂 sry my english suck

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