NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Protests; Some Troops Reconsider Service

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Long before Colin Kaepernick took a knee in protest of police brutality, retired NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar boycotted the 1968 Olympic Games to protest injustice against Black Americans. We talk to Abdul-Jabbar about his continued legacy of social activism. Also, when the National Guard was deployed during protests over the killing of George Floyd, some troops refused to go. Now, they may face disciplinary action. Others are reconsidering service. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's June 12, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at — and follow us on TwitterInstagram or join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on June 12, 2020.


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