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CNN.com posted a story about the protest some NFL players have against the National Anthem and why it’s so important and no surprise that black athletes throughout American history have expressed a complicated relationship with the anthem and the flag for which it plays.

“I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag. I know that I am a black man in a white world.”

This may sound like Colin Kaepernick,but these are the words of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American baseball player in the Major Leagues, a pioneer and civil rights activist, writing in his 1972 autobiography, “I Never Had It Made.”

Read the full story here at CNN.com 

 

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