A few weeks ago, Donald Trump called protesting NFL players (most of whom are Black) sons of bitches to a group of supporters in Alabama. That one remark led to a problem the NFL, its owners, its players and its fans never wanted. Trump has masterfully made remarks about players “respecting” the flag; all part […]Read More The President and The Precedent
NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NBA players association executive Michelle Roberts wrote a joint letter encouraging NBA players to engage themselves in social activism. This is a different tactic from the NFL, whose owners and team executives initially shied away from encouraging activism around racial injustice. Now, the NFL brass, while continuing to frown upon […]Read More Silver Bullet?
It is true that a child’s education begins at home. However, a teacher who has an agape love of the people can take a child, no matter their state, providing them an elixir of love, life and truth that develops a sensation of empowerment and liberation, turning them from a mere human into a superhero. […]Read More The Great Unearther
On August 26, 2017, Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett was a victim of police brutality. The very thing that Colin Kaepernick protested against, for which he has not been signed to an NFL roster, is the very thing that happened to Mr. Bennett. Mr. Bennett, who recently began sitting for the national anthem in protest […]Read More Five-Fifths
We live in a solutions-oriented society; or at least a society that seeks “pass-the-buck solutions” attached to legitimate victim complaints rather than actually hearing out victims or their advocates. We live in a society where privileged groups often shifts the burden of aggrieved victims onto those victims themselves, when it is they who ought be […]Read More On the “Lurie School” of Critics
The NFL continues to chime in on Colin Kaepernick and protest of police brutality against Black people via players sitting, kneeling or raising a fist during the national anthem before games. Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie made his thoughts known, saying that anyone who protested the national anthem was disrespectful while insinuating that Colin Kaepernick’s […]Read More A Crisis of Identity
There is a constituency of sports fans who would like to keep the element of race outside of their sports conversation. However, the element of race is as unavoidable in sports, as with other institutions in our society. People play sports and the experiences that shape who they are do not depart once on the […]Read More Fake Philadelphia’s Sports Radio and their Diversity Problem
ESPN Sportscenter evening anchor, and frequent Twitter tweeter, Jemele Hill was recently reprimanded for calling Donald Trump a White supremacist on Twitter; to which they offered a public apology. ESPN said in its statement that “the comments from Jemele Hill do not represent the position of ESPN.” What is troubling about ESPN’s position is the […]Read More Corporate Irresponsibility