Are White people the only racial group that consumes football? When I look at football programming on ESPN or any network for that matter; when I look at the choice advertising sponsors and the commercials that are played, it seems to me that football is heavily marketed to are White people. That baffles me because […]Read More Whose Football is It?
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
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
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