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Kelly: The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd remind us why Colin Kaepernick knelt | Commentary

When Colin Kaepernick started kneeling in 2016 to create awareness toward systematic racism and police brutality, the then-NFL quarterback became a symbol of what America has become.

Four years after Kaepernick took a knee during the playing of the national anthem, he’s been blackballed from the NFL for three years. And nothing seems to have changed in society, in light of Ahmaud
Arbery’s death at the hands of vigilantes who hunted him down and shot the 25-year-old black male as he jogged in their Brunswick, Georgia neighborhood, and the recent killing of George Floyd, a Minnesota man whose pleas were ignored as a police officer kept his knee on Floyd’s neck.