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To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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Because the NFL, much like America, is a fair place that doesn’t see color, there has to be another reason that Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid has been drug tested some six times since joining the team at the end of September.

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To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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These are the words of a billionaire owner of an NFL franchise, the words of the most (or second most behind Jerry Jones) influential owner in the league, the man whose team is led by a 41-year-old quarterback and a backup who probably isn’t even good enough to be fourth-string:

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To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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Sonia Y.W. Pruitt was tired and fighting a cold, but she wasn’t having it. After a colleague informed her that another police organization had blasted Nike for featuring Colin Kaepernick in its new national advertising campaign in early September, she perked up and pushed back. Pruitt, the national chairwoman of the National Black Police Association […]

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To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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Carolina Panthers, Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, Malcolm Jenkins, NFL, NFL protests, Philadelphia Eagles -

After initiating a pregame altercation with Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins on Sunday, Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid called Jenkins a “sellout” while speaking with reporters postgame. Reid’s resentment of Jenkins stems from their opposing positions in the new social justice movement in sports led by NFL players. Jenkins, co-founder of the Players Coalition, performed […]

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When Colin Kaepernick first began sitting and then later kneeled during the national anthem to protest police violence, the quarterback wore his hair cropped close to his head. As the spotlight on his activism grew, so too did his locks, first into a mass of short curls, then cornrows, then a bigger crown of still-defined […]

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To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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For those of y’all still watching the NFL, it came as no shock that the New Orleans Saints beat the brakes off Washington’s football team. And New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees broke some record held by Peyton Manning, a retired quarterback who may or may not have taken steroids.

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Although Eric Reid helped the Carolina Panthers earn a thrilling victory in his return to the gridiron Sunday, the veteran safety referred to his first game back in the league this season as “bittersweet.” And with his decision to continue his protest during the national anthem, some Panthers fans may feel the same way. Regardless […]

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To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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Sgt. Edwin Raymond was all set to be promoted to lieutenant. He was number 26 out of 1,325 sergeants who took the lieutenants test. But he claims his support for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest to shine a light on the injustice and inequality in communities of color cost him his…

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To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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Sunday marked the official beginning of racist plantation NFL owners touting how well they can get their black players to abandon their community and “toe the line,” more commonly called “professional football.”

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The College of the Ozarks, a school you’ve probably never heard of until right this moment, has done the institutional version of setting its Nike gear on fire by terminating its contract with the company, citing Nike’s controversial Colin Kaepernick ad.

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Two years after Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid began kneeling during the national anthem as a silent form of protest against the extrajudicial killing of black people by the police, Malcolm Jenkins is being put forth as the new face of NFL player protests.

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A Republican official in Pennsylvania was forced to resign her post on Friday after it was revealed that she’d written Facebook posts in which she referred to NFL players protesting police brutality during the national anthem as “baboons,” according to The Beaver County Times.

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Colin Kaepernick won the first of many fights in his legal battle against the NFL on Thursday when the arbitrator in the case denied the NFL’s request to dismiss the grievance entirely.

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On April 12, 1963, after being arrested for coordinating marches to end racial segregation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sat in a in Birmingham, Ala., jail cell only a few miles from where I am typing this. Sometime after King’s arrest—no one can be sure when—an ally to the civil rights cause smuggled a copy of The

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During a campaign appearance last week, Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who’s battling incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, a.k.a. grownup Eddie Munster, for the U.S. Senate, answered a question about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem and if it was disrespectful.

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  Serena Williams is gracing the cover of TIME and opening up about everything from motherhood to her return to tennis. She also took time to share her thoughts on Colin Kaepernick and the ongoing NFL protests. Williams is currently preparing for the U.S. Open in NYC. The tournament is her chance to tie Margaret […]

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  The entire point of a protest is to make people uncomfortable. It is also something that is done in public. Apparently, this needs to be explained to Trump supporters, including well-known advisor Kellyanne Conway. After Trump once again mocked NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem to start this weekend’s preseason games, Conway told Trump’s […]

The post Kellyanne Conway says NFL players should ‘go home’ to protest appeared first on theGrio.

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  NFL officials implemented a new policy that would punish players who protest against police brutality. But during the pre-season games, players protested in force; throwing up fists in solidarity and kneeling on the field during the national anthem, CNN reports. READ MORE: Wake Forest assistant coach faces assault charge after throwing deadly punch Other players remained […]

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Another day, another white person’s old tweets come back to haunt them. You would think people would start to dip into their social media archives to make sure there isn’t anything potential career killing. Following in the footsteps of Milwaukee Brewers all-star pitcher Josh Hader and Hollywood director James Gunn, the latest violator is USA Today blogger Lindsay Ok, […]

The post This is not OK: White woman NFL blogger’s old tweets show racial, homophobic slurs appeared first on theGrio.

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