Swimming With Sharks: Kaepernick's Protest, Backlash and Resistance

Aug 31, 2016, 04:28 AM

We speak to Olympic gold-medal swimmer Anthony Ervin about Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest against police violence, Ervin's book ‘Chasing Water,’ and life since winning gold in Rio. Then, choice words about, and then from, an athletic activist who walked in Kaepernick's path, Toni Smith–Thompson. The ‘Just Stand Up’ award goes to Khaled Beydoun for his look at how Kaepernick is being dealt with in the sewers of sports radio. Finally, we answer a phone message from listener Ronnie that asked the Edge of Sports hotline why we speak about athletic resistance at all.Speak your mind by calling (401) 236-3343 (EDGE.) Let us know what you think of Colin Kaepernick’s actions. Also, at this crucial moment, which sports talkers are doing it right, and who is making a fool of themselves? (401) 236-3343 (EDGE.)Anthony Ervin: https://twitter.com/AnthonyErvinhis book, ‘Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian’ http://akashicbooks.com/catalog/chasing-waterToni Smith-Thompson: https://twitter.com/mstonijDZ column, ‘Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick From an Athlete Who Walked That Path’https://www.thenation.com/article/thoughts-on-colin-kaepernick-from-an-athlete-who-walked-that-path/Khaled Beydoun: http://twitter.com/KhaledBeydounZirin: ‘America Needs to Listen to What Colin Kaepernick Is Actually Trying to Say’https://www.thenation.com/article/america-needs-to-listen-to-what-colin-kaepernick-is-actually-trying-to-say/—http://edgeofsportspodcast.com | http://twitter.com/edgeofsports | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@slate.com—instrumentals: Souls of Mischief (A-Plus production) http://hieroglyphics.com https://twitter.com/hieroaplus | Back Star - Definition (Hi-Tek production) https://twitter.com/HiTek | Gang Starr (DJ Premier production) http://premierwuzhere.com | Notorious BIG (DJ Premier production) | Missy Elliott (Timbaland production) https://twitter.com/MissyElliott http://timbalandmusic.com