Markkula Center for Applied Ethics - Better Choices

Taking a Knee

Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick kneeling (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

As the football season begins, protests on the field have come back into the news.  Ethics Center staff, scholars, and SCU professors address some of the key ethical issues in the debate.

Workplace Speech Protections and the NFL Player National Anthem Protests 
By E. Gary Spitko, SCU Presidential Professor of Ethics and the Common Good and professor of law

Leadership or Marketing?
By Ann Skeet, senior director of Leadership Ethics

Rants Against NFL Players Violate Presidential Norms
By Hana Callaghan, director of Government Ethics

Is It Moral to Take a Knee?
by Giannina Ong, 2017-18 Hackworth Fellow