North Dakota Quarterly congratulates editorial board member Eric Burin for his new edited volume, Protesting on Bended Knee: Race, Dissent, and Patriotism in 21st Century America which also featured a contribution from NDQ editor Sharon Carson.
The book considers Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protests in their historical, political, social, racial, and ethical contexts bringing together over 30 authors to reflect and comment on Kaepernick’s protests and, more importantly, their goals.
“Protesting on Bended Knee is a first draft of our history,” observed Burin. “It’s history written in real time.”
Burin added that the volume seeks to foster civil dialogue about important issues. “By offering diverse viewpoints and historical perspectives on the protests, the book provides common ground for constructive conversations about race, dissent, and patriotism,” explained Burin.
The book is published by the current editor of the Quarterly, Bill Caraher, and available from The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. The book is available as a free download and from Amazon.