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Kurt Zouma of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match with Watford at London Stadium on Tuesday. Zouma has apologized after a video showed him abusing cats. Marc Atkins/Getty Images hide caption

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The killing of Amir Locke has brought protesters back to the streets in Minneapolis, where George Floyd was murdered by police less than two years ago. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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A church is seen in the Russian village of Shebekino outside Belgorod, a few miles from the Ukrainian border, on Jan. 27, 2022. Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Brian Flores, former head coach for the Miami Dolphins, talks with NPR about his lawsuit against the NFL and racism in the league. NPR hide caption

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Brian Flores on Taking a Stand Against the NFL

Brian Flores is not messing around. The former Miami Dolphins head coach was fired last month, and had his eyes set on the top job with the New York Giants. But a misdirected text from New England Patriots general manager Bill Belichick convinced Flores, who is Black and Latino, that the hiring process was rigged against him, and that race was a major factor. He responded to the NFL by filing a class-action lawsuit on Tuesday. He was one of only three Black head coaches in the NFL at the time of his firing, in a league that has a majority of Black players. The lawsuit accuses the league of systemic racism and discriminatory hiring practices. It's made for a whirlwind 48 hours for Flores, who did not come to the decision to take legal action lightly. And it's arguably a louder stand than when Colin Kaepernick took his knee and paid the price. In this episode of The Limits, host Jay Williams sits down with Flores to talk about the change he hopes to inspire in the NFL, and the sacrifices he's willing to make to see that change take flight. For sponsor-free episodes, weekly bonus content, and more, subscribe to The Limits Plus at plus.npr.org/thelimits. Follow Jay on Instagram and Twitter. Email us at thelimits@npr.org.The Limits is produced by Karen Kinney, Mano Sundaresan, Leena Sanzgiri, Barton Girdwood, Brent Baughman, Rachel Neel and Yolanda Sangweni. Music by Ramtin Arablouei. Our executive producer is Anya Grundmann. Special thanks to Charla Riggi and Erin Register.

Brian Flores on Taking a Stand Against the NFL

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Then-Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores is seen here during the second half of the Dolphins' game against the New England Patriots on Jan 9. Flores sued the NFL and three of its teams on Tuesday, saying racist hiring practices by the league have left it racially segregated and managed like a plantation. Wilfredo Lee/AP file photo hide caption

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A man walks in front of a fire in a street of The Hague during a demonstration against the Dutch government's coronavirus measures on November 20, 2021. DANNY KEMP/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A demonstrator raises her fist while marching on the street during a protest against the Kyle Rittenhouse not-guilty verdict near the Barclays Center in New York City on Friday. Yuki Iwamura/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe attend the World Premiere of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 at Trafalgar Square on July 7, 2011 in London, England. Ian Gavan/Getty Images hide caption

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Theodore John Conrad was only 20 years old when he robbed the Society National Bank in Cleveland on July 11, 1969, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Fairfax Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Aminata Diallo, pictured here while she was on loan to the National Women's Soccer League's Utah Royals, warms up prior to a match in July 2020 in Herriman, Utah. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption

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Climate activists march in Sydney during a COP26 protest on Saturday that was one of several demonstrations held around the world. Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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