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Bill Maher roasts milllennials on HBO for political ignorance

#EndorseThis: Bill Maher Roasts Millennial ‘Friends’ For False Equivalency

On HBO, Maher laments the political ignorance of American voters (and singles out millennials, hilariously) who refuse to choose between the “evils” of Trump and Clinton.

October 31, 2016

Police Endorsement of Donald Trump Bodes Ill For Justice

If police officers want the broad support of the nation — the trust of a diverse citizenry — why in the world would the Fraternal Order of Police union support Trump?

September 22, 2016
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talks to media after the game against the San Diego Chargers in San Diego, California, U.S. September 1, 2016. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo

American Protest Is An Act Of Faith

The thing is, people like them get indignant when anger over racial oppression expresses itself in street violence. Now we see they also get indignant when it expresses itself peacefully.

September 15, 2016

High School Football Players Across The U.S. Join Kaepernick, Refuse To Stand For National Anthem

High school football players across the United States, inspired by Kaepernick, are refusing to stand during the national anthem to protest racism and inequality. Many of those leading the protests are black and brown students who have grown up with images of young people who look like them being shot and killed by police.

September 13, 2016
Sep 8, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos inside linebacker Brandon Marshall (54) kneels during the national anthem next to defensive end Jared Crick (93) and defensive tackle Billy Winn (97) and defensive tackle Adam Gotsis (99) before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Other Athletes Take Kaepernick’s Lead In Anthem Protest

As Twitter users continue to tweet their distaste for Kaepernick and the athletes that are rallying behind him, a logical question to ask is who will be next to join the athletes in their protest?

Linebacker Bobby Wagner, who has played with Lane in Seattle since 2012, hinted that the Seahawks may be the next athletes to join the protest. Wagner told the media that “anything we want to do, it’s not going to be individual. It’s going to be a team thing. That’s what the world needs to see. The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals.”

September 10, 2016
Obama

Watch: Obama Says Kaepernick Is ‘Exercising His Constitutional Right To Make A Statement’

President Obama said San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was “exercising his right to make a constitutional statement” by refusing to stand up for the national anthem.

September 6, 2016

The Summer-Ender Of 2016: Political Hurricanes And A Quarterback Tempest

As August exits, two political hurricanes, named Hillary and Donald, will hit landfall to slam a thousand towns. It’s not clear which gale force is strongest. What’s clear is, the electorate is cut apart along bright lines of gender, race and class, never more polarized.

September 2, 2016
racism goes mainstream

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Racism Goes Mainstream With Conservative Reactions to Colin Kaepernick

The decision by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to abstain from standing for the national anthem in protest of what he sees as a failure of the U.S. government to uphold its end of the bargain and ensure “freedom and justice, liberty to everybody,” particularly black Americans, has ignited a national conversation, as well as some predictable racist retaliation from the so-called alt-right.

August 31, 2016
Kaepernick

Trump Suggests Kaepernick Should Find A New Country; But Kaepernick Is Right

According to a recent editorial by Jon Schwarz at The Intercept, Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem runs deeper, when the history of the song is examined.

August 30, 2016

#EndorseThis: DL Hughley On Colin Kaepernick: ‘There’s Nothing More American Than Silence’

Many have accused Kaepernick of seeking to insult veterans — though he explicitly said that was not the point of his protest — and others have said the national anthem ought to be above politics, a unifying theme under which celebrate our ideals.

August 30, 2016
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands on the field before their NFL pre-season football game against the Denver Broncos in San Francisco, California, U.S. August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo

NFL’s 49ers Support Quarterback After He Refused To Stand For Anthem

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick later told NFL Media in an article posted on Saturday. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.”

August 28, 2016