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The Mainstreaming of Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Was Its Destruction

By Trevor Beaulieu

Colin Kaepernick’s protest during the U.S. national anthem was originally intended to make a statement about state-sanctioned lethal violence against black people. But conservatives, liberals, NFL team owners, athletes, fans, and celebrities, among others, have in a variety of ways co-opted and diluted the demonstration. Once…

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