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Kaepernick’s Knee and Olympic Fists Are Linked by History

In the same week that Nike released a new ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick and some offended fans burned their Nike gear, Jeré Longman’s essay draws a parallel between the raised fists of athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos during…

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Uncovering the Hidden Resistance History of Black Women Athletes

In an interview with Dave Zirin in the Nation, Professor Amira Rose Davis talks about some of the forgotten heroines of athletic resistance like Wilma Rudolph and Rose Robinson.  David tells their stories in her forthcoming book, Can’t Eat A…

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Colin Kaepernick’s response to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“Colin Kaepernick struck back at Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who this week called the quarterback’s national anthem protest “dumb” and “disrespectful.” “It is disappointing to hear a Supreme Court justice call a protest against injustices and oppression ‘stupid,…

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Black women are heroes in Rio. But they’re not just fighting to win gold.

In Joy-Ann Reid’s  analysis in the Washington Post of the achievement of the American black women Olympic athletes, she states that “the measure of their reception is a measure of the uneven progress of black women in terms of the full…

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