Exclusive: An Interview With the 3 Most Important Figures in the NFL Anthem Protests

In the ongoing debate about the NFL player protests during the national anthem, The Root has obtained an exclusive interview with three figures at the center of the debate. Staff Writer Michael Harriot and Senior Politics Editor Stephen A. Crockett sat down to discuss the issue with the American flag, the National

Don’t Let Jason Kidd Fool You; His Team Absolutely Protested During National Anthem

The NBA has super-strict rules when it comes to the national anthem. Ever since Denver Nuggets guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf protested by sitting during “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 1996, the league has a specific rule that states, "Players, coaches and trainers are to stand and line up in a dignified posture along the…

Colin Kaepernick Isn't Too Rich To Protest. This Is America, Remember? We Only Listen To Rich People.

Last week, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick became the first athlete in a major America team sport since Mahmoud Abdul Rauf to protest the National Anthem by refusing to stand for it. Kaepernick's rationale has been that he can't honor a flag that represents a country that oppresses people of color;…