PBS NewsHour

Fame offers athletes like Kaepernick a platform for dissent

Clip: 09/02/2016 | 5m 57s

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines this week when he refused to stand for the national anthem, in protest against injustice he perceives in the U.S. What is the significance of Kaepernick’s actions, and how do they fit within the legacy of athletes taking a political stance? Hari Sreenivasan discusses with William Rhoden, former sports columnist for The New York Times.

Aired: 09/02/16

Rating: NR

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