In an exclusive interview with Revolt TV, Morehouse professor Marc Lamont Hill voices his support for San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest.
In addition, he compares the importance of boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s Vietnam War protest to that of Kaepernick’s.
Hill starts off the short clip stating that Kaepernick is making a commitment to the protest, because he cares more about fighting injustice than celebrity.
“Everybody can be radical when there is no price to pay,” Hill explains. “Colin Kaepernick decided that he is more committed to being someone whose work will be celebrated … [His activism] is coming out of a Jim Brown tradition.”
By the end of the 6-minute interview, the political commentator connects Ali and Kaepernick’s stance against American injustices.
“Muhammad Ali was supposed to go into the draft but he wasn’t going to be given a gun,” he starts. “It was a boxing tour … He wasn’t going to be any more danger than the people at home … Ali was giving up money… Because it was the right thing to do.”