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In Our Orbit: Dave Zirin’s “The Kaepernick Effect”
’s sports editor has a new book out on the politics of “taking a knee.”
September 24, 2021
How the Kaepernick Effect Reached Small-Town Iowa
Taking a knee was controversial in the NFL. Imagine the reaction in “Steve King country.”
September 21, 2021
What Is the “Kaepernick Effect”?
Princeton University Professor Eddie Glaude and Dave Zirin in conversation on Dave's new book,
The Kaepernick Effect
August 31, 2021
Five Years Later: Steve Wyche on Breaking the Kaepernick Story
NFL Network’s Steve Wyche joins the show to talk about breaking the Kaepernick story and what it all means five years later.
August 19, 2021
5 Years After Colin Kaepernick Refused to Stand, We Still Get the Story Wrong
More important than the man who took the knee is the movement he helped launch.
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February 11, 2021
Why Did Mark Cuban Fold?
The controversy over the anthem shows, yet again, that there is nothing “united” about these United States.
December 9, 2020
English Soccer Players Take a Knee
Two Queen’s Park Rangers players looked directly at Millwall supporters and took a knee in a show of radical defiance.
November 18, 2020
Colin Kaepernick Speaks Out for Mumia Abu-Jamal
The exiled quarterback stands up for an imprisoned revolutionary, bringing Mumia’s case into the current moment.
November 13, 2020
Tweaking the NFL’s Rooney Rule Is Not Enough
Unless players and fans confront the NFL’s racist hiring practices, the league will never change.
October 21, 2020
Military Flyovers at NFL Games Are Ridiculous
Troy Aikman and Joe Buck would be right to call them out for what they are: outrageously wasteful publicity stunts.