I often have to remind Myself that the sociopolitical history of sport is taught through the lens of Whoever is teaching.
As a Black American Woman coming from a FAMILY culture of sport, I see the Colin Kaepernick situation through a lens formed by watching, listening and researching the fates of athletes such as Paul Robeson, Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Curt Flood; and Muhammad Ali WHEN they used their athletic platform to speak out on societal issues. "The 49ers opened up their offseason conditioning on Monday of this week without Kaepernick, A few of his teammates are wondering why his fate for next season is taking so long to be decided. Time will tell of course, but regardless of anyone’s view on his politics or his on-field play, the complete lack of interest on the market is looking fishier and tougher to explain with each passing day."
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