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  • Please stop saying the past is in the past. It isn’t.

    by Perry Greene

    Nike dropped its Air Max USA 1 shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick worried that the “Betsy Ross” flag design harkens back to an era of black slavery and has been used by white nationalist groups. 



  • Colin Kaepernick and the Legacy of the Negro National Anthem

    by Brent Staples

    The truth is that the maxims about freedom implied in the song describe a condition the country has yet to achieve. People who confront that reality by kneeling prayerfully on the football field are often more determinedly patriotic than those who reflexively stand.