The historical significance of Colin Kaepernick Reclaiming Blackness and radical ideology in sport
By: Taylor Zachary ~Columnist~ After the Black Power Salute of the 1968 Olympics, the strong presence of the radical Black athlete disappeared from virtually every sports arena. I suppose this is, in large part, due to the comfort and complacency of the Black middle class following the conclusion of the Civil Rights Era. Black athletes found themselves in need of a new argument for liberation. As racism became more subtle, integrated sports teams, programs and policies became tolerable. Additionally, in the 70s and 80s Black athletes were introduced to an unprecedented territory of socioeconomic mobility: corporate sponsorship. William Rhoden, a … Continue reading The historical significance of Colin Kaepernick Reclaiming Blackness and radical ideology in sport
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