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Race: Sport

This board explores the noteworthy achievements of Black and Brown athletes, who were once barred from competing in sports, and it examines lingering…
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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. Pro Gun, Cranium, Pop Culture Art, Gold Medal, Richardson, Impurities, Social Issues, Prejudice
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.
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Never Mistake the White Gaze on Black Bodies as a Concern for Black Life
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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. Injury Claims, Nfl Sports, Brain Injury, Local News, Pledge, Discrimination, Cognitive
"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.
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In the U.S., views about athletes speaking out on political issues differ by age, race, ethnicity and party  Source: Pew Research Center Political Issues, Political Views, American Athletes, Taking A Knee, Democrats And Republicans, Pro Athletes, Professional Athlete, National Anthem, Sports And Politics
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
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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 The Professional, Competing, Athletes, Ten, Politics, Center, Supportive
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
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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 Free Speech, Critical Thinking, Democrats
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
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"Exactly When, Where, & How Black People Should Be Allowed to Protest Things, by Whitey McSportsfan" New Memes, Dankest Memes, Dj Meme, Anarcho Punk, Satire, Black People, Protest, Best Sellers, Funny Jokes
"Exactly When, Where, & How Black People Should Be Allowed to Protest Things, by Whitey McSportsfan"
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"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 American History, American Flag, Clint Smith, Confederate Monuments, Conservative Republican, Nation State, Colin Kaepernick, Nuff Said, Hypocrite
"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
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"I find THIS disgusting"  Artist: Darrin Bell Political Memes, Political Cartoons, Political Art, Beav, Killed By Police, Fear Of Flying, Kaepernick
"I find THIS disgusting" Artist: Darrin Bell
Thumbs up if you agree NFL players are employees at work and should therefore keep their politics out of whoops we accidentally used a photo of Kim Davis. Gop, Democratic Socialism, Liberal Memes, American Presidents, Republican Party, Right Wing
Thumbs up if you agree NFL players are employees at work and should therefore keep their politics out of whoops we accidentally used a photo of Kim Davis.
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So the cops are...not participating...in the National Anthem ceremony...as a form of...protest?  ~ @tomscocca Cleveland Police, Daily Wisdom, Social Justice, Cops, Ceremony, Sport, Deporte
So the cops are...not participating...in the National Anthem ceremony...as a form of...protest? ~ @tomscocca
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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. Black Power, Black Girls Rock, Black Girl Magic, Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, By Any Means Necessary, Black History Facts, Badass Women, Look At You
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.
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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. Hist Democracy, American Boxer, Us History, Smithsonian, National Museum
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. Hist
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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 Althea Gibson, Tennis Fan, Unafraid, Gibsons, Tennis Players
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
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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 Dr Martin Luther King, Direct Action, Comfort Quotes, Sexy Time, Greggs, People Quotes, Negotiation
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
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