Colin Kaepernick needs to grow up and start showing respect to the men and women in uniform who protect him and his freedom. President Obama needs to stay out of it and go about his business as President of The United States.
It has been over a week now since Colin Kaepernick sat during the playing of the National Anthem prior to an NFL Exhibition game. He was protesting discrimination against African Americans and police brutality in the United States.
All-in-all, it's been a very exciting offseason. Now the question is whether or not the offseason developments will translate into an incredible regular season. As always, the answer is a resounding "yes."
He was joined by an injured teammate before the second game and by one other player on another team. Gee, that's all you got pro football? Where is the NFLPA, the players' union, in all this?
As a journalist (pause for laughter) and as an American in general, I consider the First Amendment of the United States Constitution perhaps the singl...
According to VICE, “African-American males are only six percent of the United States population, but comprise nearly 70 percent of the players ...
I've seen a lot of people posting about this quarterback who refused to stand during the national anthem as a gesture of political protest. One strain...
If we're more troubled by Kaepernick sitting in quiet protest than we are about police brutality against African-Americans, it's high time for some personal reflection of our own.
Colin Kaepernick simply spoke of his disappointment in a country that is better than what we at times exhibit. He said what you and I know -- that we can and must do better. It is a courageous act to speak truth to power.
On a recent flight, I was rereading Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, when I glanced at the woman next to me and she was reading ESPN's Fantasy Football Preview. We shared a laugh.
Blacks have paid with their blood and earned the right to lay as much, if not more, claim to the flag and the national anthem as theirs as those among the most rabid flag waving, phony super patriot bellowing crowd. This is their America, always has been, and it's their flag and national anthem too whether they choose to stand when it's played or not.
Colin Kaepernick's decision to not stand up for the playing of the national anthem is more courageous and patriotic than anything 99% of his critics h...
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The stance that the University of Missouri football team took last year in support of their fellow students who were protesting over racial issues on campus is an example of the kind of leverage and power that athletes can have.
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