By Quenton S. Albertie
On Thursday night, Boston Celtics shooting guard Jaylen Brown was in attendance as NFL star turned civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick received the W.E.B. DuBois Medal for his efforts in bringing awareness to the issues that African-Americans still face in the country today.
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The award ceremony took place at Harvard University and was presented by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research.
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Kaepernick has been one of the faces of a revitalized civil rights movement after he infamously kneeled during the national anthem to protest the occurrences of police brutality against African-Americans.
Though exercising his first amendment rights and, more importantly, fighting for a positive change in a country that has denigrated it’s underprivileged, underrepresented and misunderstood castes, Kaepernick has been viewed as too polarizing or too problematic for NFL teams to sign. In the days since Kaepernick first kneeled during a national anthem, attacks against the protest led to the NFL announcing that teams would be fined for players kneeling during the...