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Kneeling As An Act Of Protest

Aug 1, 2018

Kneeling has historically been an act of supplication. An act of reverence, of modesty. An act of submission, even.

But then Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the national anthem at football games, and eventually, the president of the United States called him and other players like him a "son of a bitch."

And now a Haddam Selectman has started kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance, and people are calling her names too -- and calling for her to resign.

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GUESTS:

  • Ansley Quiros - Assistant professor of history at the University of North Alabama and the author of God With Us: Lived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942 - 1976 (@ansleyquiros)
  • Melissa Schlag - Selectman for the town of Haddam, Conn. (@selectmanschlag)

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.