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One month on since Trump’s vitriolic words about NFL players taking a knee against racism and NFL fans are still watching weekly to see which players stand, sit, and kneel. Inspired by players, members of...

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“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a (expletive) off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!’” said President...

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Kaepernick’s Protest Spreads

September 23, 2016

Kaepernick on death threats: “If something like that were to happen, you’ve proved my point. It’ll be loud and clear why it happened.” — Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) September 20, 2016 When Colin Kaepernick began his...

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Whether it’s racial slurs in the locker room or media narratives playing into old stereotypes, sports shed a spotlight on the racism that pervades our society. This year’s Super Bowl put racism, and resistance to...

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“To achieve success, whatever the job we have, we must pay a price.” – Vince Lombardi As the regular season of National Football League (NFL) is winding down, “Concussion,” a major motion picture threatens to...

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Women Fight Back!

November 4, 2014

“Yes Means Yes” Law – A Step Forward in Countering the Campus Rape Crisis By Genevieve Morse, Shop Steward, MTA UMass (personal capacity) In September, a bill was signed into law in California that overhauls...

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“The NFL doesn’t have a Ray Rice problem; it has a violence against women problem.” – Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women. This quote came in response to the debate that erupted...

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This week has seen a major splash from the effects of Michael Sam, University of Missouri’s college football star, coming out proudly as gay. While there have been NFL players who have come out after...

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According to research done by Harvard professor Judith Grant Long annual public subsidies for pro sports facilities in 2010 totaled $259 million. It is generally recognized that owners make tens of millions of dollars in...

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Scab Refs and the NFL’s 1%

September 20, 2012

The NFL began the second week of the regular season by announcing they would be using so-called “replacement refs” through at the least the fifth week of the season. As fans and commentators discussed the...

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