Has Colin Kaepernick sparked a movement? When he first gained attention for remaining seated during the national anthem, a heated debate ensued on his motivations, whether or not he had accomplished anything, or if this was disrespect for the American flag.
That debate eventually reached the White House and a powder keg exploded—multiple NFL players enacted widespread protesting of the anthem. But the question remains: Will this have a lasting impact on the NFL? On our history?
With that in mind, who better to ask than Ava DuVernay, the director behind “Selma” and the documentary “13th,” who has devoted her career to social justice and awareness of the state of black women and men in America?
More than that, she also happens to be friends with Kaepernick. GQ talked with DuVernay to ask her about Kaepernick’s politics, what lasting impact he might have on history, and what we can do to support him.
Read the story at GQ.
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