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Hear about “The Indian Mascot Controversy” from one of the foremost experts, Dr. Cornel Pewewardy, Professor of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University.
POPSspot Sports Radio: Monday, February 24th at 7pm EST: POPSspot Sports kicks off its first show with Dr. Cornel Pewewardy [...]
Okay, POPSspot is three Sundays late on this, but it’s better to be late to the Super Bowl Party than not show up at all. On the day of the Super Bowl, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry held a wonderful pre-game Super Bowl talk show rarely found in corporate media outside of HBO Real Sports. [...]
After Richard Sherman’s outburst following the NFC Championship game, the word “thug”was used 625 times the next day by media to describe him. The perception of Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn, in the “Thug Music Trial” led to Davis’s death, but no murder conviction. Before the Super Bowl, Richard Sherman of the [...]
This past week brought an avalanche of reaction to NFL prospect Michael Sam’s huge announcement that he is gay. While reaction has been mostly positive from NFL players anonymous feedback from NFL General Managers has been less encouraging.
The week of stereotype-busting has also included mostly supportive journalists, and a friend jokingly [...]
Xpost@ESPNWatch: Quarterbacked (sorry) by Greg Howard, Deadspin has posted an extraordinary compilation of – as near as they can tell – virtually every black quarterback to ever have been drafted by or played for an NFL team. It combines fascinating historical detail about the early history of the NFL, beautiful writing [...]
I am not a role model.
I am not paid to be a role model.
I am paid to wreak havoc on the basketball court.
Parents should be role models.
Just because I can dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.
- Charles Barkely (1993)
I should begin with a few [...]
After Richard Sherman’s post-game interview heard round the world, the racist reaction was swift and immediate, and the use of the N-Word was pretty relentless. More polite conversation began with “thug”, and double-standards can be found everywhere. And then came the backlash to the blacklash. Below are 12 takes [...]
March 8, 1971.
After 42 years, we now know the date was no coincidence. “The Fight of The Century” between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier aided and abetted what might as well be “The Burglary of the Century” in Media, Pennsylvania. Before whistle-blower Eric Snowden exposed the mass surveillance powers of the National Security [...]
Well, it’s all over the news this week that flamboyant, former NBA Hall of Famer, Dennis Rodman headed back to North Korea along with a team of former NBA players to conduct an exhibition game as part of the birthday celebrations of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. I was one of those [...]
I recently read the report by Jeff Lightsy at BOSS Sports about the aggressive manner by which Alabama coach Nick Saban is allegedly being recruited by The University of Texas to become it’s next overseer coach. While [...]
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 [...]
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