Why They Kneel: Cowboys vs. Titans Proves Why Supporting Black Business Is Supporting Black Lives

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

Why They Kneel: New York City and Atlanta Prove Everything You Know About Jim Crow Is Wrong

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

Why They Kneel: New Orleans and Washington, D.C., Prove Black Cops Can Be Racist

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

Why They Kneel: Denver’s Mile High Inequality Vs. Kansas City, the Chiefs of Injustice

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

Why They Kneel: Injustice and Inequality in the Land of the Steelers and Buccaneers

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

Dallas Cowboys Owner, Mr. Toe on the Line, Refuses to Talk About Wearing a Hat During the National Anthem

Jerry Jones, the good ole boy owner of the Dallas Cowboys; the spark plug and igniter of racial flames in the NFL; the spouter of the phrase “toe on the line” to explain how all his players would not be protesting during the national anthem—won’t comment on footage showing him wearing his hat as the anthem played.

Mural Depicts Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott in 'The Sunken Place' for Anti Protest Comments

Although Michael Jordan’s “Republicans buy sneakers too” (a statement he might not have actually said) is oft-cited as a juxtaposition to the very public activism from many contemporary athletes, he was definitely not the only star of the ‘90s finding oxygen and endorsements behind the both sides shield. Where a…

NFL Takes Page Out of Trump's Russia Playbook, Moonwalks Back on National Anthem Policy

Despite the fact that some 70 percent of its players are African American, the National Football League is a conglomerate owned by white men that markets itself to white men. So it was no surprise when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and plantation league owners ran out of the tunnel all hyped up to appease their…

Protesters Challenge NFL’s National Anthem Rule in Front of the Master’s House

Tamika Mallory didn’t leave any wiggle room for misinterpretation when she took the mic after Minister Kirsten John Foy asked the crowd gathered in front of the NFL’s New York City headquarters to be respectful and not to use any foul language. Foy, Northwest regional director for the National Action Network, said…