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Colin Kaepernick news and analysis from The Nation
June 9, 2020
It’s Time for White NFL Players to Take the Knee
It’s an unmistakable gesture, one that would show that the recent anti-racist statements by white NFL players are not just talk.
May 28, 2020
The Critical Role of Athletes in Fighting White Blindness
After the police murder of George Floyd, many athletes spoke out. This is a key part of the process of building anti-racism.
May 22, 2020
Shut Up and Play, or Shut Up and Die?
Donald Trump and NFL ownership are demanding a 2020 season, health of the players be damned.
February 28, 2020
Athletes Take a Knee Against Israel’s Occupation
Two volleyball players at Brooklyn College are facing a torrent of abuse for protesting during the Israeli national anthem.
February 4, 2020
This Year’s Super Bowl Was Blatantly Propagandistic
Kansas City won the big game, but that was a sideshow compared to the political bombast on display.
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December 3, 2019
High School Football Players Took a Knee Before a Game, and Opposing ‘Fans’ Threw Trash at Them
“Look at these [n-words] taking a knee and they don’t even know why they’re doing it,” said one person in the crowd.
November 18, 2019
Colin Kaepernick Refused to Bend to Roger Goodell’s Will
The quarterback remade the NFL’s hastily called league-wide tryout and demanded transparency.
October 31, 2019
The Journalists of ‘Deadspin’ Refused to Bow Down
The bulk of the staff has resigned in response to G/O Media’s efforts to sabotage a sacred publication.
August 21, 2019
NFL Bosses Are Already Weaponizing Jay-Z
A coach’s decision to play Jay-Z to humiliate outspoken wide receiver Kenny Stills speaks volumes about where the NFL is in 2019.
August 19, 2019
Jay-Z Isn’t a Sellout, He’s a Capitalist
He’s a billionaire who wants to be an NFL team owner, and erasing Colin Kaepernick is the price of admission.