The President and The Precedent

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 […]

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Silver Bullet?

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 […]

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A Crisis of Identity

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 […]

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Corporate Irresponsibility

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 […]

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