Taking a stand by bending a knee: How Kaepernick began a movement

An American football player’s public protest against police brutality and racial discrimination may have cost him his career. Colin Kaepernick was the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.

by

    An American football player's public protest against police brutality and racial discrimination may have cost him his career.

    Colin Kaepernick was the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.

    Born to a white mother and black father, and raised by white adoptive parents, Kaepernick ignited a growing trend among US pro athletes to "take a knee" during the national anthem at the start of games.

    Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from New York.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.