And they’re not just male athletes taking part.

At a WNBA playoff game last week the entire Indiana Fever team knelt while the anthem was played.

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At another WNBA game on Saturday, Liberty team member Brittany Boyd refused to stand for the anthem, as did two on the opposing Phoenix Mercury team, Mistie Bass and Kelsey Bone.

Last week in Texas, the whole DeSoto High School volleyball team knelt during the national anthem ahead of their match, and cheerleaders for that school and ones from Cedar Hill, also in Texas, knelt on Friday while the anthem was played ahead of the football games.

Backing the move by the volleyball team, DeSoto school board president Carl Sherman stated that he “applaud[ed] these students for exercising their First Amendment rights.” He added:

Taking stock of the weeks since Kaepernick first refused to stand, Evan F. Moore writes at Rolling Stone Monday that “his protest has become one of the biggest stories of 2016. And his influence is growing.”

Yet, “Since Kaepernick sat for the national anthem during that preseason game, at least 15 unarmed black people have been shot by police officers, leading to unrest in Charlotte and Tulsa while the nation continues to condemn a football player for sitting and speaking his mind.”

Kaepernick himself was at Oakland, California’s Castlemont High School on Friday, where the football players took part in a die-in during the anthem. Kaepernick knelt behind them.

In a pre-game, locker room talk, he told the young players, “You are important. You make a difference. This matters. Everything you do matters. Look out for one another. Lift each other up. That’s what this is about.”

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