John Carlos has been labeled a lot of things throughout his life. An Olympian. A hero. A troublemaker. An athlete. A husband. A father. A villain.
Over the last two years, the United States national anthem has been at the center of some pretty heated debates surrounding racial inequality, human rights, and patriotism. After the National Football League (NFL) recently announced a policy mandating players “stand and show respect for the flag” during the anthem, those discussions once again amplified.
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