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Athletic Disobedience: Providing a Context for Analysis of Colin Kaepernick’s Protest

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dc.contributor.author Rorke, Tom
dc.contributor.author Copeland, Adam
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-27T14:37:46Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-27T14:37:46Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier https://www.raco.cat/index.php/FairPlay/article/view/327610
dc.identifier 2014-9255
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/37582
dc.description.abstract The interface between sport and political protest is not a new phenomenon. New iterations and new debates have arisen recently. Colin Kaepernick, backup quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, found a powerful and controversial form of political action when he decided to sit for the playing of the national anthem prior to a preseason game on August 26, 2016. Kaepernick did this to draw greater attention to police violence against black and brown people in the United States. The story gained traction in the media, spurring on a renewed discussion about the intersection between athletics, Americanism, protest, and race. This paper will provide an overview of the Kaepernick protest, analyzing it through historical, sociological, and philosophical lenses. The specifics of the protest will be presented, including important interpretations of the protest, in order to show the debates that frame the prevailing ideas about how athletes like Kaepernick should behave. Following the introduction of relevant interpretations of the protest, historical ties will be made to earlier protests that will better situate Kaepernick’s protest. After the protest is historically situated, a number of philosophic principles that scholars should consider when thinking about Kaepernick’s protest will be introduced. Ultimately, the goal of this paper is to offer an informative foundation from which other scholarly interpretations and arguments can be made and which other scholars can reference.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Universitat Pompeu Fabra
dc.relation.haspart https://www.raco.cat/index.php/FairPlay/article/view/327610/418146
dc.rights.uri L'accés als articles a text complet inclosos a RACO és gratuït, però els actes de reproducció, distribució, comunicació pública o transformació total o parcial estan subjectes a les condicions d'ús de cada revista i poden requerir el consentiment exprés i escrit dels autors i/o institucions editores.
dc.source.uri FairPlay, Revista de Filosofia, Ética y Derecho del Deporte; Núm. 10 (2017); p. 83-107
dc.subject.other Football, Role, Model, Ethics, Virtue
dc.title Athletic Disobedience: Providing a Context for Analysis of Colin Kaepernick’s Protest
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.date.modified 2017-07-31T15:12:11Z

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