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Colin Kaepernick news and analysis from The Nation
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.
September 14, 2020
We’ve Entered the Era of ‘Branding for Black Lives’
Amid NFL-approved statements against racism, players fought to have a real message heard—and in another sport, a hero emerged.
July 27, 2020
WNBA Players—Again—Show the Meaning of Radical Dissent
While the sports world rushes to cash in on “woke capitalism,” Layshia Clarendon and others in the WNBA are reminding us of the meaning of rebellion.
July 20, 2020
Michael Bennett Thinks the NFL Is Starting to Wake Up
In his first extended interview since our national uprising against racist violence, Bennett touches on the NFL, the importance of history, and what we can all do to reclaim society from the perils of injustice.
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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.