America still in turmoil a year after Colin Kaepernick’s protest

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America still in turmoil a year after Colin Kaepernick’s protest

What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans see as blackballing for speaking out in a country roiled by racial strife.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, kneels during the National Anthem before an NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers in San Diego.
The once-rising star and Super Bowl quarterback has been unemployed since March, when he opted out of his contract and became a free agent who could sign with any team.

America still in turmoil a year after Colin Kaepernick’s protest

What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans see as blackballing for speaking out in a country roiled by racial strife.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, kneels during the National Anthem before an NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers in San Diego.
The once-rising star and Super Bowl quarterback has been unemployed since March, when he opted out of his contract and became a free agent who could sign with any team.
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