It’s not like we have any shortage of current events to kick-off important classroom discussions on race and racism, but the NFL’s decision today to penalize teams who have members protesting during the national anthem does provide a high-interest opportunity.
You can find many related resources at The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The National Anthem Protests.
Here are articles about today’s decision:
New NFL policy: Teams to be fined if players kneel during anthem is from NBC News.
The N.F.L. Kneels to Trump is from The NY Times.
The NFL has decided to fine teams if players kneel during the national anthem https://t.co/di2lhMyRz2 pic.twitter.com/gxi4CIpnTX
— TIME (@TIME) May 23, 2018
A new ruling from the NFL states that all players and personnel on the field must "stand and show respect for the flag" and the national anthem. https://t.co/6nq4YcMDue
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) May 23, 2018