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Sports has a rich tradition of resistance politics. 

From Jackie Robinson and the first integrated sports teams to Pat Tillman and our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, sports is woven into the fabric of our nation.

 There was a time—not too long ago—when black players were not allowed to play on "white" teams.

Jocks vs. Pukes

Jock Culture is a distortion of sports.

Atlantic Yards construction site

Numerous cities are littered with “downtown catalysts” that failed to catalyze.

Rollerderby

Roller Derby marries an underground vibe with the fun of athletic competition.

Make no mistake about it: the owners lost.

Blogs

The decision by the Marlins' management will restrict future expression of political views.

April 11, 2012

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen offered his opinions on Castro and Cuba. What could possibly go wrong?

April 9, 2012

A demand has come from the streets of Bahrain to keep the F1 out of their country. We should listen.

April 9, 2012

Audio of Gregg Williams imploring players to violence only preserves the status quo.

April 6, 2012

People optimistic about change coming to the NCAA should probably wise up.

April 2, 2012

Is it possible to have a real discussion about race in sports?

April 2, 2012

The trick is on us—Magic Johnson is just a figurehead.

March 28, 2012

The senseless killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has provoked an outcry among athletes. Even among the most famous and infamous of them all, LeBron James.

March 25, 2012

The killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, reminds us of another chapter in its history.

March 23, 2012

Most agree the Saints should have met with some punishment for having a “bounty system” against opposing players, but the NFL is not being honest about why the suspensions were so terribly harsh.

March 21, 2012