NFL player Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality against African Americans - and in doing so signaled an era in which sports fans often are required now to take moral stands on matters not really about sports at all.
NFL player Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality against African Americans - and in doing so signaled an era in which sports fans often are required now to take moral stands on matters not really about sports at all. Scott Cunningham Getty Images
NFL player Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality against African Americans - and in doing so signaled an era in which sports fans often are required now to take moral stands on matters not really about sports at all. Scott Cunningham Getty Images

NFL players are poised to be a force for social justice

December 21, 2017 09:47 PM