Race and Health

drive for diversity

Brehanna Daniels Wants to Be the First Black Woman in a NASCAR Pit Crew

Daniels is an alumna of NASCAR's Drive For Diversity program, which aims to diversify the sport.
John Florio
Ouisie Shapiro
athlete activism

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.
Saqib Rahim
Race and Health

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.
Patrick Hruby

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.
Stephanie Yang
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.
Will Magee

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?
Chris Kelly
college sports

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.
Alex Kirshner

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.
Pete Croatto
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?"
Phil Barber
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.
David Roth

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.
Louis Keene