Canary in a Coal Mine
The silhouette of Colin Kaepernick is ubiquitous. Stenciled on sidewalks and spray painted on boarded-up businesses, the image of Kaepernick has become an unmistakable icon of racial justice. Because his image has been claimed by both conservative and progressive media, it’s easy to forget what he was asking for in the first place. In this episode, we dive into an account of Kaepernick’s protest, what motivated him to take a knee, and the alarm bell he was sounding.