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Iconic 1968 Olympic Activist Tommie Smith Defends Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest: 'He's Bringing the Truth Out'

31 August 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem in protest of racism and police brutality in the United States has become a topic of national debate. While many athletes and fans have been quick to denounce Kaepernick's form of protest, others, like iconic Olympic athlete Tommie Smith, have applauded the 28-year-old for carrying on a tradition of political activism in sports. At the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, Smith and USA Track and Field teammate John Carlos won the gold and bronze medals for the 200-meter dash. When the two athletes stepped up to »

- Tiare Dunlap, @tiaredunlap

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Iconic 1968 Olympic Activist Tommie Smith Defends Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest: 'He's Bringing the Truth Out'

31 August 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem in protest of racism and police brutality in the United States has become a topic of national debate. While many athletes and fans have been quick to denounce Kaepernick's form of protest, others, like iconic Olympic athlete Tommie Smith, have applauded the 28-year-old for carrying on a tradition of political activism in sports. At the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, Smith and USA Track and Field teammate John Carlos won the gold and bronze medals for the 200-meter dash. When the two athletes stepped up to »

- Tiare Dunlap, @tiaredunlap

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