If a couple of lime green aliens descended upon earth today and asked me: “How does sport reflect society amongst earthlings?” and “Can you show me sport symbols of white male privilege and supremacy”?, I might point them to two separate, but not unrelated stories today on Joe Paterno and Sammy Sosa.
Today it was [...]
POPSspot Sports Radio (tonight April 21 @7pm) welcomes guest Dr. Charlene Teters, (Spokane) known for her activism and art, is presently a professor at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
As a founding Board Member of the National Coalition on Racism in Sports and [...]
Jessica Luther @The Nation: Last week, the president of the University of Missouri passed an executive order stating that unless a faculty member is legally bound by confidentiality, he or she must report claims of sexual assault to the school’s Title IX coordinator. This order comes in [...]
POPSspot Sports Radio (tonite @ 7pm EST) explores the disturbing case of Joquan Wallace. Brenda Cherry’s Change.org petition has already received over 100,000 signatures, but felony charges have yet to be dropped for Joquan, a student and accomplished athlete at Paris High School in Texas. Wallace received permission from his [...]
I am a Cleveland Indian.
No — I’m not referring to that grotesque caricature, “Chief Wahoo,” the Cleveland Indians baseball team uses as its mascot. What I mean is that I was born in Cleveland — a child of U.S. Relocation and Termination policies meant to make native American tribes disappear. The purported goal [...]
Comedy Central host Jon Stewart tore into NCAA hypocrisy last night. The segment was ignited by UConn guard Shabazz Napier’s speech about how he and other players often go to bed hungry. Check them out.
After a year of isolation, gay UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon discovered the strength to share his truth with family and teammates. He becomes the first active male NCAA Div. 1 basketball player to come out publicly. (Full article at OutSports).
Last Wednesday, at the request of redshirt sophomore [...]
Congratulations to 7-time all-star Alonzo Mourning, legendary Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson, and eight others who were selected as a 2014 inductee to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. With Mourning and Richardson headlining the Naismith, it is not enough to honor their achievements on the court, as their community service and activism off the court is an inseparable part [...]
POPSspot Sports Radio (Mon. April 7@7pm EST) will be discussing Northwestern players’ fight to unionize, Desean Jackson’s release by the Eagles, Richard Sherman’s significance, and the upcoming Race and Sports Conference with special guest Drew Brown. Brown is an African American Studies Ph.D. Student and a Race and Sports [...]
Joquan Wallace is in line for sports scholarships in numerous colleges if he can avoid jail time after his recent trip to the school bathroom. Now there is a Change.org petition issued by Brenda Cherry to drop felony charges against Joquan, allow him to graduate with his sister at Paris [...]
Hi Ross (if I may),
I have listened to you (first on ESPN, then Sirius, and now your own platform) for a long time. I have always enjoyed your perspective and your personality. You have taught me many things about football, made me laughed, and encouraged me to consider alternative interpretations of [...]
Richard Sherman played baseball with DeSean jackson in elementary school, and this week offered great insight today on The MMQB on understanding Jackson, and the hypocrisy of the Philadelphia Eagles. Below are some excerpts:
Insight Into DeSean Jackson
Those men with DeSean in the social pictures and [...]
POPSspot Sports Radio (Mon. March 31@7pm EST) is celebrating Baseball’s Opening Day with Dr. Lisa Doris Alexander, an Associate Professor of Africana Studies and author of the book When Baseball Isn’t White, Straight and Male: The Media and Difference in the National Pastime.
Her work analyzes issues of [...]
Kobe Bryant has made news this week for his super safe stance when asked about Trayvon Martin. Beyond Kobe, it’s a good a time to recall that there were at least 25 current and former athletes and coaches who stood up and spoke out after Trayvon Martin was killed and called for [...]
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