Former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick may be the most polarizing athlete in America. But what is it about Kaepernick's actions that have been so explosive? And why has he become the central focal point for so many larger issues in American culture today?
This podcast episode explores the multiple reasons as to how Colin Kaepernick became the most polarizing athlete in American sports. We unpack complex topics including the roll of the U.S. nation state in the NFL, racial tensions within American culture, and how social media helps and hurts athlete activism. Helping in that process is social media expert Kalle Eko and Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago, Ryan Jobson.
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