In the wake of the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture by a group of St. Louis Rams players—and the backlash that followed their action--Chris Hayes gets the opinion of John Carlos, who made history with Tommie Smith at the 1968 Olympics when the two men, barefoot, donning beads and black gloves, held their fists in the air in a call for human and civil rights, during the medal ceremony.
When Pro-Athletes Take Political Stands: 1968 Olympian John Carlos
Chris Hayes talks to Olympian John Carlos about the intersection of activism and sports.
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