Tag Archives: Race issues

Trump ‘considering full pardon’ of Jack Johnson – thanks to Sylvester Stallone

President says Rocky star called about black world champion convicted in 1913 and subject of campaign which did not sway Barack Obama Donald Trump said on Saturday he is “considering a full pardon” for Jack Johnson, the great African American boxer who was a victim of racially motivated injustice. Johnson became the first black heavyweight world champion in 1908, winning …

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

In 1967, athletes put their weight behind Muhammad Ali after he refused to be drafted. Fifty years later, 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 black players – there were about five – for a discussion. The topic was what to do …

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

Slurs and intolerance are regularly hurled at minority jocks, and the national media often help fan the flames of abuse Jimmy” The Greek” Snyder had a good running 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 pitch-black Washington DC …

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‘ I don’t look like most people’s theme of a Gypsy’

The long read: Damian Le Bas takes to the road to reconnect with his Traveller roots It is Friday night. I’m 30 years old, alone on a fake-fur blanket in the back of a cold Transit van. Most of my generation are out there in inns, or indoors by the telly, canoodling, arguing or cooking, or get across to the …

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Triumph of truth: brand-new museum upends ‘great denial’ of African American history

The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture is a tour de force of more than 3,000 artifacts with a mission to tell the unvarnished truth Jesse Jackson sauntered through galleries recounting African Americans enslavement, long struggle for freedom and achievements in culture, discipline, boast and politics. I wish Dr King were here today, the veteran civil right activist …

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How the ‘natural talent’ myth is used as a artillery against pitch-black athletes

Slurs and intolerance are routinely hurled at minority contestants, and the national media often facilitate fan the flames of abuse Jimmy” The Greek” Snyder had a good guide as CBS’s lead plays prognosticator. And then 30 decades 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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Hollywood basks in diversification praise but Latinos ask: are we invisible?

The Oscar nominations for black and female film-makers has Hollywood lighting but a new hashtag has also been born: #LatinosLeftOut Hollywood savors in diversity accolade but Latinos ask: are we invisible? Oscars The Observer Hollywood lies in diversification accolade but Latinos ask: are we invisible? The Oscar nominations for pitch-black and female film-makers has Hollywood beaming- but a new hashtag …

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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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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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