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What Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Reveals About America

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In a recent GQ interview, NFL quarterback Cam Newton claimed that the United States is “beyond” racism as a country. His response stemmed from a larger question about the racist criticism he faced during the 2015-2016 regular season.

“I don’t think of it like that,” Newton said. “I don’t want this to be about race, because it’s not. It’s not. Like, we’re beyond that. As a nation.”

Newton’s assertions earned him a healthy crop of new fans. In comparison, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers quarterback, refused to stand for the national anthem during the NFL preseason, due to what he considered wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities. Read More

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Donald Sterling and How to Properly Market Bigotry

By Lee Williams (@Lee_Wms)

The scandal featuring Los Angeles Clippers team owner Donald Sterling has it all–racial controversy, gold diggers, illegal wiretapping, a scorned wife, and hundreds of millions of dollars on the line. This story features classic American themes of greed, lust, and racism, which are all the major ingredients of a media explosion.  Read More