John Malik
opinion

The Colin Kaepernick NFL Controversy Was Obviously of Significance to the League

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According to a CNBC poll, over 60% of Americans believe "racial inequality at work needs to be addressed".
It was about BLM.
In an interview in 2016 shortly after first kneeling during the national anthem, Colin Kaepernick explained, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."
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Most of the NFL is black.
According to the transcript of a conversation between Marc Steiner of The Real News Network and Edge of Sports Host David Zirin, 70% of NFL players are black.
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More than 60% of Americans believe racial inequality at work needs to be addressed, CNBC poll shows by Steve Liesman. CNBC, June 25, 2020.