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.
— 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