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Tidbits - Feb. 17, 2022 - Reader Comments: Labor Law Reform; Art Spiegelman, Maus and Book Bans; Megadrought; Paul Robeson; Peekskill from One Who Was There; NFL, Brian Flores, Systemic Racism; U.S. and Russian Women Call for Peace; more....

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Reader Comments: Labor Law Reform; Raising Interest Rates a Problem; Art Spiegelman, Maus and Book Bans; Megadrought; Paul Robeson; Peekskill from One Who Was There; NFL, Brian Flores, Systemic Racism; U.S. and Russian Women Call for Peace; more....

Brian Flores Sues the NFL. What Took So Long?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Substack
Brian Flores is suing the National Football League and the only question I have is “What took so long?” I’m not referring specifically to Flores’ lawsuit, but to making public the racism inherent in the NFL like a vestigial limb.

Aaron Rodgers Didn't Just Lie

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
What’s especially bothersome is that Aaron Rodgers didn’t just lie and threaten the health of those around him, he also damaged professional sports. I can’t help but think of Colin Kaepernick...

Tidbits - Mar. 25, 2021 - Reader Comments: Voter Suppression; Asian Americans; Deb Haaland; Andrew Cuomo; Football; Manufacturing; Private Equity; Postal Workers Strike corrections; Myanmar Solidarity; MLK’s Beyond Vietnam speech; more....

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Reader Comments: Voter Suppression; Asian Americans Attacked; Deb Haaland; Andrew Cuomo; Football; Manufacturing; Postal Workers Strike corrections; Myanmar Solidarity; Dr. King’s Beyond Vietnam speech; Fighting Private Equity; Zoom events-lots; more

How the Worst Values of Sports Are Taking Over America

Robert Lipsyte Tom Dispatch
Say one thing about the world of sports: in some fashion, it invariably reflects developments in the larger world. It hardly matters whether the subject is war or inequality. Take a knee for a moment and think about that or, of Donald Trump....

Going Native: Losing the Hate

Mark Anthony Rolo The Progressive
Since the 1980s, Indian people have sought to put an end to racist names and mascots in schools, colleges, and professional sports teams. The outcry against such racism continues to gain momentum from tribes, celebrities, and racial justice groups.
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