Race: Sport

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This board explores the noteworthy achievements of Black and Brown athletes, who were once barred from competing in sports, and it examines lingering manifestations of racial prejudice and discrimination in sport. The board also explores the role sport has played as a space upon which publics frequently project racialized anxieties and aspirations about society.

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, views about athletes speaking out on political issues differ by age, race, ethnicity and party Source: Pew Research Center Political Issues, Political Views, Nfl Players Kneeling, American Athletes, Democrats And Republicans, Taking A Knee, National Anthem, Sports And Politics, Ethnic

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 four-in-ten black adults in U. say it's important that athletes they support share their political views Source: Pew Research Center Political Views, Athletes, Politics, Sport, Sayings, Black, Lyrics, Black People, Sports

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

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 Political Views, National Anthem, Sociology, Critical Thinking, Athletes, Workplace, Feminism, Teaching Ideas, Gender

Cards Against Humanity survey shows how absurdly inconsistent Americans can be with their political views

The findings highlight some of the hilarious yet troubling inconsistencies in Americans' political views, on the Democratic and the Republican sides.

"Exactly When, Where, & How Black People Should Be Allowed to Protest Things, by Whitey McSportsfan" Nfl Memes, Funny Memes, Funny Shit, Conservative Politics, Black People, Satire, Funny Kids, Best Sellers, Funny Pictures

"Exactly When, Where, & How Black People Should Be Allowed to Protest Things, by Whitey McSportsfan"

"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 Political Memes, Politics, New Quotes, Life Quotes, Clint Smith, Confederate Monuments, Conservative Republican, Philosophy Quotes, Colin Kaepernick

"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

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. Liberal Memes, Taking A Knee, Red State, American Presidents, Republican Party, Sarcasm, Politics, Thoughts, Humor

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.

So the cops are.not participating.in the National Anthem ceremony.as a form of. Kneeling During National Anthem, Cleveland Police, Cops, Social Justice, Daily Wisdom, Humor, Sport, Humour, Moon Moon

So the cops are...not participating...in the National Anthem ceremony...as a form of...protest? ~ @tomscocca

thesociologicalcinema: “ bellygangstaboo: “ Alysia Montaño races pregnant again and beats her old time. ” While wearing a Black Wonder Woman top at the USATF Outdoor Championships, Alysia Montaño runs the. Black Girls Rock, Black Girl Magic, Fit Black Women, Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman, Guter Rat, By Any Means Necessary, My Black Is Beautiful, Badass Women

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… American Boxer, Us History, Black Power, Social Issues, National Museum, Civil Rights, Boxers, Athletes, Politics

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 Althea Gibson, African American History, Tennis Players, National Museum, Femininity, Gender, Fans, Racing, Culture

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

African Diaspora and African History Letter From Birmingham, Comfort Quotes, Direct Action, Taking A Knee, African History, Martin Luther King Day, Social Justice, Good People, Sports And Politics

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. Black Men, Black And Brown, Oh The Humanity, George Zimmerman, Eric Garner, Taking A Knee, Warriors Game, Michael Brown

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.

The Great White Hope  This newspaper photographer shows a little girl asking Jim Jeffries to come out of retirement to fight Jack Johnson  Jack Johnson was a black boxer who beat Jeffries at a time when masculinity was conceived as inextricably tied up with whiteness. Johnson's victory, then, posed a problem for white supremacy. If, as was popularly held, black men could not exemplify true masculinity, then why couldn't white America find a white boxer to beat Johnson? Jack Johnson Boxer, Black Men, Black And Brown, White Boxers, Girls Ask, The Great White, Anthropology, Coming Out, Newspaper

The Great White Hope This newspaper photographer shows a little girl asking Jim Jeffries to come out of retirement to fight Jack Johnson Jack Johnson was a black boxer who beat Jeffries at a time when masculinity was conceived as inextricably tied up with whiteness. Johnson's victory, then, posed a problem for white supremacy. If, as was popularly held, black men could not exemplify true masculinity, then why couldn't white America find a white boxer to beat Johnson?

bellygangstaboo: A skyhook for ya! Tommie Smith, Mexico Olympics, Social Topics, Raised Fist, Freedom Riders, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Cold Treatment, Boxing Stance, Boxing Boxing

What should horrify Americans is not Kaepernick's choice to remain seated during the national anthem, but that nearly 50 years after Ali was banned from boxing for his stance and Tommie Smith and John Carlos's raised fists caused public ostracization and numerous death threats, we still need to call attention to the same racial inequities. Failure to fix this problem is what's really un-American here. ~ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

White ppl: there's no such thing as white privilege also white ppl: Kaepernick was raised by a white family, he could have been oppressed! Injustice Quotes, Social Injustice, White Privilege, Civil Rights, Oppression, Facts, Sport, Persecution, Sports

White ppl: there's no such thing as white privilege also white ppl: Kaepernick was raised by a white family, he could have been oppressed! ~ @JayBeActinUp

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