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The ‘Ali summit’: a turning point in sports’ fight against unfairnes

In 1967, athletes place their heavines behind Muhammad Ali after he refused to be drafted. Fifty years on, NFL players are again taking a political stand In 1962, as a cornerback for the American Football League’s Boston Patriots, Walter Beach rallied his fellow pitch-black participates- there were about five- for a discussion. The topic was what to do about a …

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Colin Kaepernick tours Harlem as he is mentioned GQ citizen of its first year

Colin Kaepernick has been identified GQs citizen of the year after a period in which his protest against unfairnes has heard him become members of the most divisive illustrations in America Colin Kaepernick has been called GQ’s citizen of its first year after a period in which his protest against racial and social injustice in the US has looked the …

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The Pontiac Silverdome: from nightmare realm to typify of American decay

The stadium was once acclaimed as the most wonderful sporting venue in countries around the world. On Sunday, its demolition are now beginning and few will shed any tears for its end When the Detroit Lions played their first regular season NFL game at the Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium on 6 October 1975, millions of Americans tuned in to witness Michigan’s …

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How the ‘natural talent’ myth is used as a artillery against black players

Slurs and intolerance are routinely lunged at minority players, and the national media often facilitate fan the flames of abuse Jimmy” The Greek” Snyder had a good control as CBS’s lead athletics prognosticator. And then 30 years ago, on the Friday afternoon before Martin Luther King Day, the surly 70 -year-old sat down to lunch with a black Washington DC …

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How the ‘natural talent’ myth is used as a weapon against pitch-black players

Slurs and intolerance are routinely lunged at minority players, and the media often facilitate fan the flames of abuse Jimmy” The Greek” Snyder had a good run as CBS’s lead plays prognosticator. And then 30 years ago, on the Friday afternoon before Martin Luther King Day, the gruff 70 -year-old sat down to lunch with a black Washington DC television …

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