A Divided League and a Divided Country
Analysis of the rising debate over race as NFL players kneel in protest
by Breanna Beers
On Sept. 17, six NFL players sat or knelt during the national anthem before the Sunday games. One week later, over 200 players joined the protests.
Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, first refused to stand during the August preseason to call attention to racial injustice and police brutality in America. Although a few of his teammates later joined him, the protests did ...