What's Lincoln Thinkin': Dolphin players take next step with Town Hall

Four Dolphins have joined 49er Colin Kaepernick by kneeling during the national anthem, as a protest to racial inequality in America. But kneeling is now not the only way the Dolphins are taking a stand.

When four Dolphins took a knee during the national anthem in Seattle, they continued two conversations. One was their cause - to help shed light on racial inequality, and the unlawful murders of black men at the hands of police officers.

But the other conversation, was one of hate, towards them, and criticism not of their message, but of their methods.

Now they're going far beyond just protesting during the anthem.

The four players participated in a Town Hall meeting Tuesday night - held at team headquarters with members of law enforcement, the military and community leaders.

Dolphins safety Michael Thomas admitted Wednesday he did not know what to expect at the meeting, but both sides were able to see eye to eye.

"We were able to work on solutions," Thomas said.

And the Dolphins are not done. Through owner Stephen Ross's RISE program, which helps promote equality, the players are sponsoring tailgate parties at each home game for law enforcement, the military and community leaders to mingle with invited young fans.

It's hard to move forward when we're all focused on being down on one knee. These Fins are taking the steps towards change.

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