By Ann Brown
Colin Kaepernick first took a knee during the National Anthem at one of his football games some three years ago and he is still a major topic of discussion on and off the gridiron. Now fellow athlete-activist Etan Thomas has written an open letter that ran in the Guardian to Kaepernick, urging the former NFL quarterback to “speak up.”
Some would say Kaepernick spoke volumes by kneeling and continuing to kneel during the anthem at subsequent gaes to project police brutality. Nonetheless, Thomas wrote to Kaepernick: “Your protest started a conversation and inspired an entire generation of athlete activists to find their voices, but the time for silence is over. We need to hear directly from you.”
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