Idrissa Gueye: The Paradox Of Freedom

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Daily Trust

Since the American football quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, began to take a knee to protest police brutality on unarmed black Americans, a clearer image of the free society aggressively marketed by the West has come under scrutiny. He was fiercely ostracized and rejected by those who ought to buy his dream—the freedom of the blacks in America. The refusal and reluctance of other athletes to participate in that campaign to underline the human rights of a people abused across centuries were documented, and this sparked a debate across the world. Those who objected to taking the knee became the ne…

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