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Stop Whining About the NFL Protests Already

Published by Anne Johnson on

Fortune published an op-ed by Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about the continuing NFL protests for social justice and against police brutality. Armour points out that public opinion was against civil disobedience and protesting leading up to the 1964 Civil Rights Act and current polling does not reflect the potential long-term impact of protesting. In response to President Donald Trump’s tweets about the issue, Armour wrote, “Such efforts at reframing are nothing new—meanings are not fixed and frozen. They are prizes in a pitched conflict among groups trying to define their social identity and vindicate their social existence.”

Read op-ed here

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