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When African American youth hockey player received racial taunts from opponents, his team rallied around him.

NPR’s Noel King talked to a 13-year-old African-American hockey player and his father about a recent ice hockey tournament and how his teammates rallied around him, after they saw that he was being subjected to racist abuse from the opposing…

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NFL tells players patriotism is more important than protest – here’s why that didn’t work during WWI

Chad Williams, Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University, draws on his research about African Americans in World War I to shine a light on the relationship between African Americans and patriotism.  “I see the decision by the…

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Racial Slurs Shouted At Orioles Player In Boston

This segment describes slurs directed at the Orioles outfielder Adam Jones.  The “progressive city” is still dealing with its racist history.  The Red Sox was the last major league baseball team to desegregate.

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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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Sports, Race and Society Lecture, March 24, 2015

Princeton University Center for African American Studies Center presents Sports, Race and Society Lecture on March 24th, featuring NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Steve Mills ’81, Craig Robinson ’83, and Eddie S. Glaude. More information: http://www.princeton.edu/…/events/sports-race-and-society-l/

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