New Yorker question of the day: How would MLK Jr. react to Kaepernick

Photo of Colin Kaepernick.
Colin Kaepernick. Photo: Michael Zagaris / San Francisco 49ers / Getty Images

The New Yorker's "Cover Story": "I asked myself, What would King be doing if he were around today?” the San Francisco-based artist Mark Ulriksen says, about the civil-rights leader, the inspiration for this week’s cover.

  • "I’m glad that Colin Kaepernick and Michael Bennett are making it political. I’m sure that if King were around today, he’d be disappointed at the slow pace of progress: two steps forward, twenty steps back. Or ten yards back, as the metaphor may be.”