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All-star politics and the messy influence of protest; Black Lives Matter and basketball

The National Basketball League plays its annual All-Star Game in New Orleans this long weekend, offering an odd window into an impact of protest movements. (Note: David Zirin has been writing about this for a while.) Despite its charms, New … Continue reading

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Leveraging against a weak target: Donald Sterling’s reputation

The straw that breaks the camel’s back isn’t always the largest one.¬† The tempest surrounding the LA Clippers and owner Donald Sterling illustrates much about how social¬†movements work–when they work. When Sterling’s ostensibly private and clearly offensive comments about blacks, … Continue reading

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