Racism

  • Black journalist schools alt-right leader

    Gary Younge, just taught Richard Spencer a lesson he won’t soon forgot. This summer, the British writer traveled from Maine to Mississippi for The Guardian  in an effort to understand why why American voters had gone from choosing Barack Obama as their first black president to electing the likes of Donald Trump. During his investigation...
  • Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem

    Marshawn Lynch appeared to stage a silent protest in his return to the NFL, as the Oakland Raiders running back remained seated during the national anthem prior to the team’s 20-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Photos show Lynch, who suited up but did not play, sitting on a cooler while holding a banana during...
  • Race & The NFL: A Timeline

    From Charles Follis being the first Black professional football player to Colin Kaepernick’s on-the-field activism, race has always been a hurdle in the NFL. Follis made his first appearance in 1902 as part of the Shelby Blues and it’d be another 18 years before a Black man—named Fritz Pollard—would be considered for a...