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150th Anniversary Events
November 25, 2015
Ezekiel Elliott and the Overdue Thaw of College Football Politics
Meet the new normal in college football.
November 25, 2015
Start Making Sense: Bernie Sanders’s Socialism
On this week’s podcast, Eric Foner on how Bernie should talk about socialism, Dave Zirin on parents and football, Ari Berman on the battle for the vote, and Julianne Hing on Republicans and refugees.
Start Making Sense
November 23, 2015
For Female Football Players, It’s Pay to Play (and Pray Someone Sees)
The Women’s Football Alliance offers opportunity for adult women in the sport—but at what cost?
Hanna Brooks Olsen
November 18, 2015
When Stadiums Become Potential Killing Fields
To attack a stadium is to attack not just people but the ideas of magic and escape in a difficult world.
November 15, 2015
‘Ne Vous Laissez Pas Manipuler’ AKA #StayWoke
To “stay woke” in the aftermath of the Paris attacks is an act of conscious resistance against an ugly tide.
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November 12, 2015
The Missouri Tigers and the Hidden History of Black College Football Activists
The strike against racism by Mizzou football players was brave, historic, and profoundly significant—but it wasn’t unprecedented.
November 11, 2015
Why Isn’t Yale As Radical As Mizzou?
University of Missouri students pulled all the right levers for structural change. Why hasn’t Yale done the same?
November 9, 2015
3 Lessons From University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe’s Resignation
The administrators created a world in which universities revolve socially, politically, and economically around the exploited labor of football. Now let them reap what they sow.
November 8, 2015
Black Mizzou Football Players Are Going on Strike Over Campus Racism
In a game changer that could bring down a university president, the Missouri football players are showing just how powerful their labor is.
November 5, 2015
Fight Transphobia and Move the Damn 2017 Super Bowl
The idea that the Super Bowl must never be affected by politics flies in the face of the game’s own history.