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The Heartbreaking Reason National-Anthem Protests Caught Fire at This High School

When Edward Washington became the head football coach at Castlemont High School in East Oakland three years ago, he struggled to even field a team. The school, tucked away in an impoverished, predominantly black and Latino neighborhood, hadn't won a game in four years. "I don't give a damn about football, man," Washington said. "It's about your life. It's about care. It's about making sure that you as a young man are where you want to be.
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