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NFL news and analysis from The Nation
April 12, 2018
Eric Reid Is Not for Sale
The free-agent NFL safety was told that he needed to commit to not protesting during the anthem. He said no.
April 5, 2018
Donald Trump and Mike Pence Have No Business Speaking About Martin Luther King Jr.
When Colin Kaepernick and others attempted to walk in Dr. King’s path, they were excoriated by this administration.
March 13, 2018
Why Athlete Activists Matter
Former NBA player Etan Thomas talks about his new book,
We Matter: Athletes and Activism
March 8, 2018
‘He’s Been Our Voice’: Seattle Says Goodbye to Michael Bennett
The Emerald City mourns the loss of a true activist athlete.
March 5, 2018
Is It Okay to Watch Football?
On the morality of enjoying a ceaselessly brutal sport that is 70 percent black but has no black ownership.
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February 21, 2018
An Interview With Aaron Maybin
Asking a kid to learn is one thing. Asking a kid to learn when they’re starving is another. Asking a kid to learn when they’re freezing is another.
February 20, 2018
Andrew Brandt on Colin Kaepernick and the Business of the NFL
The former Packers executive talks activism in the NFL and the NBA.
February 8, 2018
Why So Many Philadelphia Eagles Are Rejecting This White House
They are not interested in a dialogue with a president who has already convinced them of his bigotry.
February 7, 2018
‘Fly Eagles Fly’: Activist Players Win the Super Bowl
The Philadelphia Eagles proved that standing up for social justice doesn’t deter a team from winning it all.
February 5, 2018
The Eagles’ Super Bowl Win Shows That Having a Conscience Does Not Distract From Winning the Game
But the NFL got what they needed: a great game without Trump or player protest getting in the way.