Category: Sports

Dave Zirin: How Black Football Players at University of Missouri Changed the Game on Racism

“The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe ‘Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere'”

Dave Zirin: Why Does Anybody Play Football Anymore?

Football has never been more popular. And it has never felt less like a game.

Kim Katrin Milan: Serena & Venus: Creating Mirrors

Serena and Venus reflect back entirely new possibilities for the future of sports and of black girls

Jere Longman: High School Football Inc.

The latest experiment in prep football is taking root

Adam Talbot: Rio’s Olympic preparations under the spotlight

In the run-up to the Rio Olympics people have been forced from their homes and killed in the streets, while the environment has been permanently damaged

Dave Zirin: Serena Williams Is Today’s Muhammad Ali

After her Wimbledon victory, Serena Williams was asked which athlete she admired the most. She said that it was Muhammad Ali. Not for his boxing but for “what he stood for” outside the ring

Justin Podur: Israel’s Battles in Sports, Law and Science

Only when people start thinking of Palestinians as human beings deserving of rights will a just resolution of the conflict with equal rights for everyone be possible

Preeti Kaur: Baku 2015: The Censored Games

Do large international sports events exacerbate repression? In Azerbaijan, unequivocally, they do.

Diana Johnstone: Playing Hard Ball With Soft Power

The United States insists on imposing a system of global “free enterprise” that inevitably breeds all kinds of unmanageable corruption, but then tries to make it look good by cracking down selectively on corruption

Dave Zirin: The Politics of David Blatt and the Passion of Steve Kerr’s Father

Steve Kerr, without fanfare and without a bullhorn, walks in the path of the late Dr. Malcolm Kerr. It’s a path that sees peace as arriving only through education, empathy, and justice

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