Monday, December 11, 2017

Sports, race, and ‘politricks’*


Many cling tenaciously to the view that sports and politics, like oil and water, do not mix. Add the variable of race to the attempted admixture and the environment immediately becomes explosive.
In August 2016 African American quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, sat on a bench to protest the number of unarmed black people being killed by the police. This sit-in took place while “The Star Spangled Banner’’ was being played. 

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