June 12, 2020

This Is Not a Game

Maria and Julio get into how race and activism show up in sports - historically and in the current Black Lives Matter movement - with Howard Bryant, a senior writer for ESPN and correspondent for NPR’s Weekend Edition. They talk about Bryant’s recent book, Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field, and the ways in which Black athletes, like Colin Kaepernick, have spoken up and been silenced in the movement for racial justice. ITT Staff Picks: - Sally Jenkins writes for The Washington Post about why Kaepernick took a knee and the NFL owners who ostracized him for doing so. - Nick Martin writes, "the NFL is no better than any of the other brands trying to seize the moment by throwing money at the issue in hopes of whitewashing their complicity" in this piece for The New Republic. - Leonie Annor-Owiredu writes, "the Black Lives Matter movement isn't a trend to be commodified," in this piece for Creative Review. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File  

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