Take the Knee: Athletes Unite in Historic Protest Against Racism & Police Brutality, Defying Trump
In the biggest display of athletic defiance in years, football teams across the nation protested President Donald Trump after he attacked the NFL, NBA and some of their most popular athletes for daring to draw attention to racism and police violence. DN! looks at the unprecedented role of political activism among athletes under the Trump presidency and the politics of playing the national anthem at games. DN! speaks with Dr. Harry Edwards, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of several books, including "The Revolt of the Black Athlete," reissued this year for its 50th anniversary edition. He was the architect of the 1968 Olympic Project for Human Rights and is a longtime staff consultant with the San Francisco 49ers.