Most Black People Oppose Olympic Protests Like Gwen Berry’s: I&I/TIPP Poll

Most Black People Oppose Olympic Protests Like Gwen Berry’s: I&I/TIPP Poll

I&I/TIPP poll finds that the public overwhelmingly rejects athletes showing disrespect for the American flag at international games.

Terry Jones

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When hammer thrower Gwen Berry decided to protest the national anthem at an Olympic trials event last month, she raised the prospect that athletes will try to use the Tokyo Olympics to disparage their own nation.