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What Would It Mean If Colin Kaepernick Were Signed Tomorrow?

We’re so far past Colin Kaepernick by now. It started a little more than a year ago as a simple, elegant protest against racial injustice—so elegant that nobody even noticed it for three weeks. But thanks almost entirely to factors outside of his control, Kaepernick’s silent demonstration has morphed into unceasing "debates" about the sanctity of the flag-with-a-capital-F, respecting the military, and other matters divorced from the quarterback’s message. This was not a coincidence.


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