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

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.