Colin Kaepernick’s Protest, Backlash and Resistance, with Gold-Medal Swimmer Antony Ervin & Toni Smith-Thompson
We speak to Olympic gold-medal swimmer Anthony Ervin about Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest against police violence, Ervin’s book ‘Chasing Water,’ and life since winning gold in Rio. Then, choice words about, and then from, an athletic activist who walked in Kaepernick’s path, Toni Smith–Thompson. The ‘Just Stand Up’ award goes to Khaled Beydoun for his look at how Kaepernick is being dealt with in the sewers of sports radio. Finally, we answer a phone message from listener Ronnie that asked the Edge of Sports hotline why we speak about athletic resistance at all.
Speak your mind by calling (401) 236-3343 (EDGE.) Let us know what you think of Colin Kaepernick’s actions. Also, at this crucial moment, which sports talkers are doing it right, and who is making a fool of themselves? (401) 236-3343 (EDGE.)
Toni Smith-Thompson: https://twitter.com/mstonij
DZ column, ‘Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick From an Athlete Who Walked That Path’
Zirin: ‘America Needs to Listen to What Colin Kaepernick Is Actually Trying to Say’
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