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Analyzing the Super Bowl Protests by Jefferson Geiger

From the moment Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones—who performed as the original Schuyler sisters in "Hamilton: An American Musical"—added their own flair to "America the Beautiful" by throwing in the word "sisterhood," I could tell that Super Bowl LI was going to be politically charged. With 113 million Americans watching the game, it’s the one of the most effective soapboxes, albeit one with a $5 million per 30 seconds of airtime price tag.

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