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  • Colin Kaepernick’s protest and modern patriotism

    WBUR - 09/01/2016

    San Francisco 49ers NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick didn’t stand for the national anthem at the 49ers, Green Bay Packers game last Friday night. The fire is still burning over that. Kaepernick says it’s a matter of principle. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” says the QB. Critics are harsh. “You stand during the national anthem,” we hear. “People died for the flag.”

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