Rev. Jeff Biddle Jr. is the Discipleship Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Charleston, West Virginia, and a doctoral candidate at Palmer Theological Seminary, where his dissertation focuses on Athletics and Community Leadership Development.
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Young Athletes of Color Are Leaders on the Field. Does America Recognize Them Leading Elsewhere?
Local sports teams can serve as a training ground for young leaders. Kaepernick, and others who have knelt, are not merely using their platform for a political message — they are trying to tell us something about who they are and what they’ve gone through to get there.