National Anthem

After former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 2016 to protest minority oppression and police brutality, many other players followed suit that season. Among them was defensive end Michael Bennett, who could be seen sitting on the sideline while his Seattle Seahawks teammates stood for the
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Retired NFL tight-end Martellus Bennett, who won the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in 2016, is calling on prominent white quarterbacks in the NFL to continue national anthem protests. What did Bennett say? Speaking this week at the Athletes + Activism forum hosted by The Atlantic columnist Jemele Hill, Bennett said Americans would
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It required a high level of self–absorption and a correspondingly low grasp of irony for bench–warming quarterback Colin Kaepernick to begin protesting “racial injustice” during the Obama administration. In all of recorded history there have been exactly two Western nations that have elected black presidents and in Haiti’s case I’m using the term ‘nation’
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