As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by TheHill.com:
Former Kennesaw State University cheerleader Toomia Dean said she was cut from this year’s team after kneeling in protest during the national anthem last year.
According to WXIA, Dean was one of the “Kennesaw 5 Cheerleaders” who knelt during the national anthem at last year’s Sept. 30 home football game.
Dean told WXIA in a report published Thursday that the move is “what happens when you take a stand.”
The article goes on to state the following:
The five cheerleaders drew both praise and criticism for the demonstration. The Georgia state attorney general said at the time that students attending a public university could kneel during the national anthem so long as it was not disruptive, but the university banned the five cheerleaders from the pregame routine, the outlet reported.
The university ultimately allowed the cheerleaders to return to the field later in the season after receiving backlash for its ban.
In May, WXIA reported, four of the five cheerleaders who knelt were not invited back to the team.
When the station asked Kennesaw State officials about whether the move was a case of discrimination or steep competition, the university responded that its cheerleading team was more competitive than ever.
To weigh in on this information provided by TheHill.com, engage in our LIVE CHAT below. Scroll down.