Bourbon 'n BrownTown

Ep. 6 - The Real Color in Sports

Episode Summary

BrownTown takes a moment to talk about Colin Kaepernick, the meaning behind his movement and the underlining dangers that have always existed for athletes who decide to use their platform to speak out about injustice. Originally recorded July 2017.

Episode Notes

BrownTown takes a moment to talk about Colin Kaepernick, the meaning behind his movement and the underlining dangers that have always existed for athletes who decide to use their platform to speak out about injustice. Using history as a guide, we examine how patriotism often time goes hand-in-hand with racism and capitalism. For example, NFL players didn’t have to stand for the national anthem until 2009 when the Department of Defense paid 5.4 million dollars to make the NFL players seem more patriotic. In identifying this co-opt of language (freedom, democracy, etc.), BrownTown looks deeper into politics within the realm of sport and realize how jaded it truly is. Originally recorded July 2017.

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CREDITS: Intro/outro music Kneelin' on Needles by Lupe Fiasco. Intro soundbite from Colin Kaepernick from KTVU Bay Area News. Audio engineered by Genta Tamashiro.

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