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Dave Zirin: When Will Homophobia in Big-Money Sports End?

How do the homophobic slurs of now-former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice fit into the culture of big-money sports? "If you're a kid in this prep-to-pro, ruthless, privatized, professionalized youth sports so-called amateur industry in the United States," says Nation writer Dave Zirin, "at best you'll be lucky and get a benevolent dictator, and at worst you'll get someone like Mike Rice." Zirin speaks on Sojourner Truth Radio (42 minutes into the above recording) about the industry propping up Rice's behavior, and what it's going to take to turn the tide.

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