New Yorker cover features MLK, Kaepernick

As we inch toward the end of an NFL season marked by the controversy – and message – around NFL players kneeling during the national anthem and Colin Kaepernick’s lack of a job in the league, artist Mark Ulriksen said in this week’s New Yorker that he was considering one question while searching for inspiration for the image on the magazine’s cover: What would Martin Luther King Jr. do if he were here today?

The cover art depicts the Civil Rights leader kneeling in between Kaepernick and Michael Bennett, who has been outspoken about his support for the former 49ers QB.

From the New Yorker:

“This is 49er country, and my mom and I have been going back and forth-she’s upset that players have brought politics into sports, but I say, How would you feel if you had to show up at work every day and salute a country that treats black people like second-class citizens?

Read more over at The New Yorker.

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