Kaepernick backlash: racism vs patriotism

*Correction: An earlier version of this piece quoted writer Marcie Bianco without attribution. The piece has been updated to reflect the proper credit. Our apologies for the error.* Freedom of speech and expression is seen as a core tenet of American society. Unfortunately, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has proven that expressing said freedom is only acceptable when you toe the line of American exceptionalism.