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Article

Authors

Haley Sylvester

Publication Title

The Maine Campus

Publication Date

9-25-2017

Abstract/ Summary

President Donald Trump has created quite the controversy on social media in the past week over certain NFL players decision to kneel during the national anthem before their games to protest racial oppression and inequality in the United States. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first player toprotest the national anthem last season by sitting down during a preseason game, and then kneeling during week one. Since the start of the 2017 season, players from several NFL teams have chosen to protest by kneeling, sitting, raising their fists, placing their hands on teammates’shoulders and locking arms during the national anthem.

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Content captured from The Maine Campus website by by Kimberly Sawtelle, Library Specialist CLIII, on January 16, 2021.

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Racial Justice_Maine Campus_2021_01_16s

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