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Boxer Jack Johnson was relentlessly reprimanded for his arrogance and opulent lifestyle. But what was the criticism really about? Václav Soukup/flickr

The oppressive seeds of the Colin Kaepernick backlash

The controversy over Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the National Anthem isn’t a watershed moment. It's only the latest chapter in a long history of people trying to control how black people behave.
France’s Olivier Giroud (right), Paul Pogba, Laurent Koscielny and Antoine Griezmann train for Euro 16. REUTERS

Will Les Bleus boost France at Euro 2016?

France's performance at Euro 16 could provide the country with a much needed boost – if its footballers can stand up to the test, that is.

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