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Colin Kaepernick and Protest As a Leap of Faith
It’s a potent reminder that what Kaepernick and others are doing is not just a sports issue, not just a free-speech issue, and not even just a race issue. This is about risk: that first bold statement, that first leap of faith into the intimidating world of dissent. It’s about doubling down on being a minority in white spaces, with an understanding that your place in said space will never be the same. It’s a harsh reminder that those who now publicly distrust you genuinely thought they were doing you a favor by accepting you in the first place.
anthem-protests  nfl  nba  colin-kaepernick  rembert-browne  nymag.com  mahmoud-abdul-rauf  protests 
11 weeks ago by yolandaenoch
The NBA needs to send a no-tolerance message to Mark Cuban, Mavericks — The Undefeated
Cuban also said he did not fire Sneed because “he would go out there and get hired again and do it somewhere else.”

“That’s what I was truly afraid of and that was the discussion we had internally,” Cuban said. “It was a choice between just firing him and making sure that we had control of him.”

So not only did Cuban choose to believe Sneed over an abused woman, he then made the conscious decision to be more concerned about a man who beat women rather than the women who were actually abused.

That’s disgusting.
nba  mark-cuban  the-undefeated  jemelle-hill  sexual-harassment  sexual-assault 
february 2018 by yolandaenoch
Bryant Gumbel: ESPN, CBS Gave ‘Big Wet Kiss’ to NFL
Here’s how much of a radical I am: If we had a situation where the athletes in the non-revenue producing sports—tennis, volleyball, track and field, rowing, baseball—if those athletes were predominantly black, and the athletes in the revenue-producing sports, basketball and football, were predominantly white, this issue would have gone away long ago. There’s no way people would have stood for it. It would not be an issue. But the reality is nobody but nobody in this country cares about young black men. They don’t. They don’t give a shit. They just don’t care.
Bryant-gumbel  NFL  NBA  interviews 
december 2015 by yolandaenoch
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics | TIME.com
And now the poor guy’s girlfriend (undoubtedly ex-girlfriend now) is on tape cajoling him into revealing his racism. Man, what a winding road she led him down to get all of that out. She was like a sexy nanny playing “pin the fried chicken on the Sambo.” She blindfolded him and spun him around until he was just blathering all sorts of incoherent racist sound bites that had the news media peeing themselves with glee.
nba  kareem-abdul-jabbar  donald-sterling  racial-bias 
april 2014 by yolandaenoch

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