MSNBC Panelists Rule Kaepernick Critics Are White, ‘Free Country’ Doesn’t Apply to Blacks

Curtis Houck | August 30, 2016
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In the weeks leading up to Brian Williams being given the reins to a full-time show again, MSNBC has been rotating hosts for its 11:00 p.m. Eastern hour. On Monday, it was Chris Hayes’s turn with panelists arguing that critics of 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kapernick are all white and fail to realize that black people aren’t free at all in today’s America. 

Right off the start of a segment, panelist and ESPN host Bomani Jones ruled that he’s never seen such a racial divide on a sports issue “in the last couple of years...but not divided in such a way where every white person is on the opposite side of Colin Kaepernick.” 

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