Les Carpenter

The NFL Stood by African American Players - Until Its Money Was Threatened

Somehow this is where we find ourselves in America in 2017: the president of the United States uses race to drive a wedge between football players and their fans while the world’s most-lucrative sports league caves to his tweets.

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University of Missouri President Resigns Amid Protests over Racial Intolerance

The president of the University of Missouri has resigned his post amid student protests over racial intolerance at the school.

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David Denson's Huge Leap Conceals Pro Sports' Problem With Gay Players

The day before Milwaukee Brewers minor league player David Denson announced he is gay, the first openly gay professional football player walked away from his sport. Michael Sam said he worried for his mental health. The juxtaposition of these two events shows just how far pro sports has to go to accept a gay athlete.

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