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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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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, Social Issues, Oppression, Bullshit, Rage, Feminism, Cannabis, Olympics, Ganja

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.

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, Brain Injury, Nfl Sports, Local News, Scores, Black And Brown, Wednesday, Athlete, Racing

"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 Source: Pew Research Center Political Issues, Political Views, Nfl Players Kneeling, American Athletes, Democrats And Republicans, Taking A Knee, Sports And Politics, Ethnic, Racing

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, Black And Brown, Politics, Sport, Sayings, Deporte, Lyrics, 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 National Anthem, Political Views, Sociology, Critical Thinking, Athletes, Feminism, Workplace, Teaching Ideas, Gender

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

"Exactly When, Where, & How Black People Should Be Allowed to Protest Things, by Whitey McSportsfan" New Memes, Dankest Memes, Dj Meme, Theatre Of The Absurd, Satire, Best Sellers, Funny Jokes, Funny Stuff, Humor

"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, Clint Smith, Confederate Monuments, Conservative Republican, Nation State, Colin Kaepernick, Reading Quotes, Reasons To Smile

"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, American Presidents, Republican Party, Right Wing, Social Justice, Thought Provoking, Sarcasm, Need To Know

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, Daily Wisdom, Cops, Social Justice, Sport, Deporte, Sports

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, Wonder Woman, Allyson Felix, By Any Means Necessary, Black History Facts, Badass Women, My Black Is Beautiful, Skinny

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, Black And Brown

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, Black And Brown, Fans, Gender, Racing

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 Real Politics, Direct Action, Comfort Quotes, Taking A Knee, People Quotes, Martin Luther King Day, Social Justice, Good People, Wise Words

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.