San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick announced Thursday that he will again refuse to stand for the national anthem as a statement against racial oppression. The move sparked nationwide criticism, stirring debate over patriotism and protest in professional sports. In this hour of Forum, we’ll discuss Kaepernick’s controversial act of protest and take a look at the history of protest in sports.
My Father Stood For The Anthem, For The Same Reason That Colin Kaepernick Sits (Keith Wood’s article on NPR. org)