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Black Lives Matter
July 28, 2015
Why Boston Was Compelled to Pull Its 2024 Olympic Bid
The crumbling of Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid is a victory for activists and a loss for the city’s most entrenched business interests.
July 27, 2015
An Open Letter to the NBA Players Traveling to Israel
The NBA’s trip to Israel—sponsored by Sheldon Adelson—raises questions for players who aligned themselves with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
July 22, 2015
Scott Walker Is Trolling Us
Sports as political money laundering is nothing new. But it's difficult to think of an example as brazen as Scott Walker's stadium deal for the Milwaukee Bucks.
July 14, 2015
Serena Williams Is Today’s Muhammad Ali
As a political symbol and an athletic powerhouse, Serena Williams is “the greatest” in her sport.
July 8, 2015
A Judge Just Ruled Against the Most Racist Name in Football
The Washington football team's name is a dictionary-defined slur—and now the federal Patent and Trademark Office has been ordered to cancel its trademark registration.
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July 6, 2015
Why I’m Done Defending Women’s Sports
While I’m being asked why “no one cares,” the Women’s World Cup is getting ratings that would make the NBA or MLB weep with joy.
July 1, 2015
African Artistry and Anger at the Women’s World Cup
In a fashion both powerful and heartbreaking, the three African teams have left an indelible impression on the 2015 Women’s World Cup
June 29, 2015
Proposal: The Bree Newsome Olympic Challenge
Bree Newsome showed remarkable political courage. She also perhaps gave a template for reimagining sports.
June 24, 2015
The Confederate Flag, the Washington Football Team, and the Owners Who Love Them
If the Confederate flag is seen as poisonous, then products bearing the Washington football team name should be regarded in similar fashion.
June 22, 2015
Steve Spurrier Was Right: We Need to Get Rid of ‘That Dang, Damn Confederate Flag’
In 2007, University of South Carolina Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier called for the Confederate flag to come down. He was right then and he should speak out now.