The Legislative Black Caucus of South Carolina is not calling for a worldwide class revolution, or even organizing a demonstration of thousands to demand bread. These lawmakers are, however, hitting white elites where it hurts by urging black football recruits to reconsider attending the University of South Carolina (USC). The caucus is responding to the university’s board […]Read more "Keeping them on the fields"
I usually end up with a hopeless feeling after a discussion of a man “coming out” within an hyper-masculine subculture, such as the military or certain athletics. It is completely illogical that a man who has come up through the warrior-like atmosphere around something like football would somehow be committing some irreparable offense to his […]Read more "You Can Be a Macho, Macho Man"
In browsing The Onion, one of the recent news blurbs caught my eye as an interesting commentary on how little our society seems to have changed since the days of Gay New York. Gay Marriage Passes In 9 States After Area Homosexual Dunks On Regulation Rim MONTGOMERY, AL—A two-handed slam dunk by an openly homosexual […]Read more "Gay Marriage as Interpreted by The Onion"
John McCain is apparently seeking a posthumous pardon for Jack Johnson, who was convicted of violating the Mann Act in 1913. Is he trying to atone for voting against the MLK holiday?Read more "Jack McCain and Jack Johnson"
Jason Whitlock, writer for the Kansas City Star and FOXSports.com, is the columnist whose name I could not remember during our class discussion on race and sports. Whitlock offered here an analysis of the Phelps incident and racial double-standards in the sports world (or the lack thereof in this instance), something that came up during […]Read more "Phelps in Hot Water"