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Colin Kaepernick news and analysis from The Nation
December 1, 2016
2016 in Sports: Joy and Resistance While the World Burned
The sports world was an oasis during an otherwise terrible year.
November 18, 2016
‘We Have an Obligation to Fight This Madness’
An interview with Dr. Harry Edwards, adviser to athlete-activists from Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick.
November 14, 2016
On Colin Kaepernick’s Decision Not to Vote
Colin Kaepernick is facing backlash for refusing to vote in this election, but he was hardly alone.
October 19, 2016
Sports and Laying Siege to Racism in Seattle
More than a thousand Seattle teachers are wearing Black Lives Matter shirts on Wednesday, in an action connected to the fight against racism and the power of sports.
October 17, 2016
‘The Woke Tailgate’: The Brave of Buffalo Kneel in Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick was slandered and threatened at his first start in Buffalo. But he stood his ground and continued his protest. He also wasn’t alone.
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October 12, 2016
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Could Not Be More Wrong About Colin Kaepernick
To call Colin Kaepernick “arrogant” sounds much too close to “uppity” for comfort.
September 29, 2016
Colin Kaepernick Has a Right to Hate Both Candidates
He’s been upsetting conservatives for weeks—and now he is upsetting liberals, too.
September 26, 2016
The Unbearable Bigotry of Mike Ditka
Mike Ditka is parroting Donald Trump’s racist dog whistle about
September 23, 2016
The NBA Is Trying to Convince Players Not to Protest Police Brutality on the Court
But WNBA players have shown why it's probably not going to work.
September 21, 2016
Colin Kaepernick on Terence Crutcher and ‘Racism Disguised as Patriotism’
A new generation of athletes and sports fans are learning that courage is contagious.