The Heat: Equality protests in US

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American professional football player Colin Kaepernick mounts an unusual protest against what he calls police brutality and racial injustice in the United States.

To be clear protests for and against a host of issues is nothing new in the United States. But what is unusual is when athletes – while on the field – choose to make their views known.

So when American pro football player Colin Kaepernick decided not to stand for the playing of his country’s national anthem, it drew widespread attention and controversy.

For more, CCTV America’s Jim Spellman reports.

To discuss the intersection between politics and sports:

  • David Steele, senior writer for Sporting News and the co-author of the book “Silent Gesture”
  • Joe Madison, radio talk show host and civil rights activist
  • Harry Edwards, author of “The Revolt of the Black Athlete” and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley
The Heat: Equality Protests in US PT 1

The Heat: Equality Protests in US PT 1

American professional football player Colin Kaepernick mounts an unusual protest against what he calls police brutality and racial injustice in the United States. For more, CCTV America’s Jim Spellman reports. To discuss the intersection between politics and sports is David Steele, senior writer for Sporting News and the co-author of the book “Silent Gesture,” Joe Madison, radio talk show host and civil rights activist and Harry Edwards, author of “The Revolt of the Black Athlete” and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley.

The Heat: Equality Protests in US PT 2

The Heat: Equality Protests in US PT 2

To discuss the intersection between politics and sports is David Steele, senior writer for Sporting News and the co-author of the book “Silent Gesture,” Joe Madison, radio talk show host and civil rights activist and Harry Edwards, author of “The Revolt of the Black Athlete” and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley.