Dream Crushed Over Trivial Bullshit Represents Nation Better Than Gold Medal Ever Could, 2021
Dream Crushed Over Trivial Bullshit Represents Nation Better Than Gold Medal Ever Could bit.ly/3jG6VyO ~ @TheOnion Olympic hopeful, Sha’Carri Richardson, recently learned she has been barred from competing in the Olympics after testing positive for cannabis.
"NFL pledges to halt 'race-norming,' review Black claims," 2021
The NFL on Wednesday pledged to halt the use of “race-norming” — which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function — in the $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims and review past scores for any potential race bias.
Views about athletes speaking out on political issues differ by age, race, ethnicity and party
In the U.S., views about athletes speaking out on political issues differ by age, race, ethnicity and party Source: Pew Research Center
About 4 in 10 black adults say it's important that athletes they support share their political views
About four-in-ten black adults in U.S. say it's important that athletes they support share their political views Source: Pew Research Center
Cards Against Humanity survey shows how absurdly inconsistent Americans can be with their political views
Republicans who believe in free speech are the same Republicans who believe athletes should be prohibited from sitting down during the national anthem. Source: Cards Against Humanity
"Wild how so many of the same people burning their entire Nike wardrobes because they think an NFL player is disrespectful to the American flag don't want you to touch the Confederate monuments of soldiers who fought a war *against* the country & flag they claim to love so much." ~ @ClintSmithhill
While wearing a Black Wonder Woman top at the USATF Outdoor Championships, Alysia Montaño runs the 800-meter race while five-months pregnant and beats her old time. This was her second time racing while pregnant, June 2017. Source: Alysia Montaño — in Sacramento, California.
More than a fight -Boxers, more than many other athletes, often come to represent nations, political mvmnts & social causes. AA boxers have played a role in some of the most significant political controversies in US history. Some of the sport's most important matches have been linked to a wide range of social issues, including democracy, segregation, wartime patriotism, the Civil Rights Mvmnt, black power & anticolonial battles in Africa. Source: Smithsonian National Museum of African Amer…
Notions of Femininity Throughout most of the 20th century, tennis fans expected finesse and timidity in the women's game. But Althea Gibson was an aggressive tennis player who hit powerful groundstrokes and was unafraid to charge the net. Because of Gibson's race and style of play, critics erroneously accused her of lacking femininity. Source: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
You may well ask, "Why direct action?" Why sit ins, marches, and so forth? Isn't negotiation a better path?" Indeed, this is the very purpose of direct action. Nonviolent direct action seeks to...foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 1963
During warmups before the Bulls-Warriors game, Chicago’s Derrick Rose wore a t-shirt that said “I can’t breath.“ LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers also wore the shirt before his game against the Brooklyn Nets. This is the phrase Eric Garner shouted 11 times as a member of the NYPD choked him to death, December 2014.