Sports and Black Lives Matter

Socialism 2015

July 02, 2015

In a matter unprecedented since the 1970s, resistance politics was a near daily part of the sports world last fall. Following the killings of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Eric Garner, athletes from NFL players to NBA Superstars like Lebron James took the court with the slogans of the movement. But that's just the official history. Hear from former NBA player Craig Hodges, sportswriter Dave Zirin, and Ariyana Smith, the first athlete to bring a #BlackLivesMatter protest to the court while playing basketball for Knox College, about how this movement came to be and where it is going.

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