https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/05/24/its-time-to-cancel-the-nfl-and-its-plantation-style-politics/

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May 24 at 2:05 PM Email the author. If you want a modern example of nakedly racist authoritarianism in America, look no further than the National Football League. The NFL announced Wednesda y that “all team and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem” and that a “club will be fined if its personnel are on the field and do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.” If a player wants to not stand for the anthem, he can stay in the locker room until after the anthem is done. Make no mistake: Forcing players to go inside the locker room or face fines is a blatant attack on the free speech of black players (who make up almost 70 perce... Full story

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