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  • Policing Black Bodies: A tool for extracting and exploiting free labor
    The system of chattel slavery that enslaved millions and millions of people of African descent for the first 250 years of United States history is the story of policing Black bodies. The very definition of people of African descent as “chattel” sets the system of slavery in the United States apart from all other forms […]
  • Black Athletes Protest Movements
    Earl Smith, PhD               Angela J. Hattery, PhD   On June 4, 1967 at 105-15 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland,  Jim Brown, Ali, Lou Alcindor (Kareem Abdul Jabbar) and other prominent Black athletes held their “summit” on Black athlete activism.  The image of the summit is iconic, even appearing in the […]
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  • Orenthal James Simpson (OJ): Cultural Hero Redux
    by Earl Smith, PhD and Angela J. Hattery, PhD   He deceived us once.  Will he do it again? Orenthal James “O. J. ” Simpson, nicknamed “the Juice” is a former NCAA Collegiate football hero –having won the coveted Heisman Trophy—as well as a National Football League star running back. After football, he became a […]
  • Male Athletes and Sexual Violence Against Women
    Ray Rice poster athlete for violence against women. by Earl Smith and Angela J. Hattery Boys Behaving Badly? Not really. They are simply doing what is accepted in their sport culture. Since the late 1990s scholars have been chronicling the growing incidences of male athletes–college and professional–, across almost all sports where the common denominator is […]