American Symbols and Politics
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Football player Colin Kaepernick chose to sit down during the national anthem to protest the treatment of black citizens in the US. The protest ignited both backlash and support throughout the nation. The flag, national anthem and other American symbols are emblems of patriotism, seen as sacred by some, and used as fodder for political protest and debate.
- Jeffrey Sammons, Professor of History, New York University
- Bill Rhoden, Retired Sports Columnist, New York Times
- David Stebenne, Professor of History and Law, The Ohio State University