drive for diversity
Brehanna Daniels Wants to Be the First Black Woman in a NASCAR Pit Crew
Daniels is an alumni of NASCAR's Drive For Diversity program, which aims to diversify the sport.
Harry Edwards Is Building an Institute for the Modern Athlete-Activist
For many athletes contemplating taking a stand or embracing activist movements, Harry Edwards is the first person to call. But Edwards knows he won't be around forever, so he's building something that could be.
Does Racial Resentment Fuel Opposition to Paying College Athletes?
A new social science study has found that whites are more likely than blacks to oppose paying NCAA athletes—and that the more negative whites felt about blacks, the stronger their opposition.
When It Comes to Diversity, Is Women's Soccer Making Progress?
U.S. soccer has long been criticized for its lack of diversity. Half the first-round picks in the NWSL draft this year were women of color, but that doesn't appear to be the result of larger structural changes.
man vs beast
Human Races Against Horses, Loses Mightily After Pulling Hamstring
A man tried to keep pace with race horses and got robustly tromped.
Liam Daniel Pierce
The Battle Of Britain: Remembering Lennox Lewis’ Epic Clash With Frank Bruno
In October 1993, Lennox Lewis fought Frank Bruno in a clash of British boxing titans at Cardiff Arms Park. It was a fight swirling with undercurrents of race and identity, and remains a classic to this day.
The New Day and Being Black in WWE
Are the New Day—a hand-clapping, hip-grinding, gospel-backed trio of black wrestlers—the latest example of the WWE's tone deaf handling of race, or is there something more to their absurd antics?
With New Stadium Name, Maryland Tries to Reconcile Its Segregationist Past
The University of Maryland recently removed the name of segregationist and former school president Curley Byrd from its football stadium, reflecting an ongoing national debate over the place of historic symbols of racism in the U.S. today.
Talking With Stephen Hopkins, Director Of "Race"
A conversation with the director of the new film "Race" on Jesse Owens' iconic run at the 1936 Olympics, bringing history to life, and sports as psychology lesson.
Super Bowl 50
The Rooney Rule and the Trouble with Defining "Minorities"
The NFL's Rooney Rule is a well-intentioned effort to increase diversity among head coaches and general managers, but what qualifies as a "minority?"
weak in review
Weak In Review: One Simple Trick For Appreciating Cam Newton
Cam Newton was the NFL's best and most distinctive quarterback this year. People got mad about it. With the Super Bowl looming, we've all entered the meta stage.
Cheering Together, Drifting Apart: The Future of Basketball in Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Bucks are a team in transition. A diverse community has emerged around this team, but it might not survive.
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