Research 101: Kaepernick in history

Studying the history of protests in America builds understanding of Colin Kaepernick and his movement, UND historian Eric Burin says

In this video, UND history professor Eric Burin, editor of “Protesting on Bended Knee: Race, Dissent and Patriotism in 21st Century America,” talks about why he’s studying Colin Kaepernick, and why he’s publishing his findings through UND’s free and open-access Digital Press.

“Protests don’t cause tensions,” Burin says in the video. “They allow tensions – which are already present – to rise to the surface, where they can be addressed in constructive ways. …  Whether America will deal with that substrata of tensions remains to be seen.”

“Protesting on Bended Knee: Race, Dissent and Patriotism in 21st Century America” is available as a free download or a $15 paperback at the Digital Press at UND.