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Professional sports leagues boycott games in wake of Jacob Blake shooting

Washington Wizards point guard Rui Hachimura warms up his jumpshot prior to the team's game against the Charlotte Hornets earlier this season. Athletes in professional sports leagues across the nation have boycotted their games in light of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
August 29, 2020

Athletes in professional sports leagues across the nation have boycotted their games in light of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The NBA was the first league to do so, temporarily postponing...

Taking a knee: Athletes and activists across nation kneel to take a stand

Members of the Bellarmine football team knelt this past weekend at this game as well as at the game the week before.
The varsity football team’s homecoming game against Rio Vista on Sept. 23 highlighted high school football for many upper school football fans. Every football player on both sides stood during the performance of the national anthem before the game, as is customary. In the professional world, however, NFL players have begun to protest during the national anthem.
October 12, 2017

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick dropped his contract with the San Francisco 49ers after last season, when he began to kneel during performances of the national anthem before games in order to protest...

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