American Idol Alum Jessica Sanchez: Why I Took The Knee

Chula Vista native Jessica Sanchez, a runner up in the 11th season of American Idol took the knee after singing the National Anthem during Sunday's Chargers-Raiders game in Oakland.

Sanchez invoked a bible verse to explain why she has joined the national conversation on race by taking the knee as many other sports and entertainment figures have done since August 2016 when former 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick did so to protest racial injustice.

Sanchez talked to KOGO about her gesture. Listen to the special report from KOGO's Phil Farrar below:



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