The Need to Kneel

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Before anyone says athletes have nothing to do with politics or breaking barriers we have this news to share....

First of all, when some folks pray, they kneel. Following the year-old controversy that Colin Kaepernick started, more NFL players and other athletes are reacting by sitting or taking a knee before games to protest what they perceive as racial inequities in the nation’s criminal justice system. Black Lives or Bottom Line? Activists Ask What N.F.L. Protests Are All About https://nyti.ms/2k1DGJE

Here is a look at the outcomes of 15 high-profile case in the past few years in which black people were killed by the police or died in police custody. Why N.F.L. Players Started Taking a Knee During the Anthem https://nyti.ms/2jXFvr5

This past weekend, speaking out and kneeling became a national movement. The Kaepernick effect: @megangarber on the NFL's response to Trump #KneelNFL https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/09/why-the-nfl-is...

Which is more dangerous for the ideals embodied by an American flag, a few football players’ taking a knee or the most powerful politician in the world demanding that they are fired? I Understand Why They Knelt http://bit.ly/2flWmyM

Watch John McCain, a real veteran, and prisoner of war, defend NFL players' right to kneel in protest http://bit.ly/2xzvAuW