x-posted @NewBlackMan: In our contemporary moment, sport does much of the ideological work of mass incarceration. Even more than other forms of popular culture, which peddle in racial stereotypes, celebrate law and order, and turn police into righteous crime fighters, sports has increasingly become a space that is central to [...]
Via John “Hennry” Harris @BOSS: The national debate on racial profiling has exploded this year following the Trayvon Martin murder trial, New York City’s stop-and-frisk police policy, as well as the highly publicized racial-profiling allegations against high-end retailer Barney’s and Macy’s. The American Civil Liberties Union defines racial profiling as “law enforcement [...]
The Richie Incognito – Jonathan Martin saga has ignited national discussion on bullying, The N-Word, and what it means to be a “real man”. For some Miami Dolphin teammates of all races, Incognito’s racist taunts were less offensive than Martin not settling matters with his [...]
How did the Miami Dolphin’s lockerroom get so mixed up mixed up where Richie Incognito, a white player could use the N-Word, and some of his teammates accept it? Is this representative of most NFL locker rooms? What does leadership and history have to do with it? This excellent Sunday discussion on Melissa Harris-Perry provides [...]
“When we have more national championships than we do Black male freshman, it’s evident that our only purpose here is to improve your winning percentage. So now Black high school kids can care less about grades, just so long as the number on the back of their jersey doesn’t fade. And you tell me that I [...]
Every school year, classroom teachers face the reality and challenge of educating diverse children in a multicultural society. Teaching multiculturally requires educators to examine sensitive, diverse topics and cultural issues. It means looking at historical and contemporary events from various perspectives, rather than a single one. Teachers and administrators whose knowledge of history and [...]
Dave Glenn is a North Carolina-based sports radio guy, broadcasting from the Triangle area from the ESPN radio affiliate in Raleigh. He’s generally really good – extremely well-informed (especially about the ACC, about which he’s been publishing a journal for many years), smart and substantive.
Two days ago, however, he made a comment about [...]
In less than two years, model Kate Upton has made the Sports Illustrated cover as many times as has Serena Williams entire brilliant career. While there have been changes in SI leadership since 2012, women’s nine new rules to land a cover have remained the same, and this “Beyond Bikinis”
“Playing While Muslim” has now joined “Praying While Muslim” and “Walking-While-Black” as part of New York Police Department’s expanding racial profiling portfolio. With NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk” racial profiling program recently ruled unconstitutional, a New York City Mayoral election in full swing, and new investigative book, Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret [...]
By Lynda Woolard: Despite the fact that it is a $9 Billion/Year industry, the National Football League (NFL) continues to enjoy status as a non-profit organization — meaning it doesn’t have to pay federal corporate taxes.
The Commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, makes nearly $30 million a year — earning more than the [...]
X-posted @ Communique: The New York Times recently reported that ESPN pulled its name from the PBS Frontline documentary “League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth.” The article points out that ESPN – a subsidiary of the Disney Corporation – has a strong economic relationship with the NFL; it pays $1.1 [...]
Below is a letter that was sent today to Nike CEO, Mark Parker. Please send Mr. Parker an email in support of Ariyanto. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to share this story with your friends, you can find it at www.facebook.com/teamsweat.
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Tracy McGrady has officially retired from the NBA, and Grantland’s Bill Simmons has issued a must-read article: “The Unfortunate Tale of T-Mac”. McGrady’s on-court legacy has been defined more by his bumbling teammates instead of his blinding talent. Perhaps no other superstar outside of Bernard King has been surrounded by [...]
Last week we posted about Dr. Martin Luther King’s often forgotten role in support of the 1968 Olympic Project for Human Rights (OPHR). The architect of OPHR was Dr. Harry Edwards who wrote in his 1968 dissertation that the first principle of the sociology in sport is that “sport inevitably recapitulates the narrative, structure, [...]
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