Athletes and Activism: Advocating for Racial Justice Using the Powerful Platform of Sports

Amid nationwide protests and anti-racist solidarity sparked by George Floyd's violent death, more US athletes are using their platforms to call for racial justice. In this episode, a former professional football player and an academic expert on the intersection of race, sports, and identity provide personal and historic insight on past and current mobilization of activist athletes.

Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau

Guests: Stanley Thangaraj, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Gender Studies, and International Studies at CCNY's Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. David "DAC" Caldwell, Vice President of the NFL Alumni Association; member, NFL Alumni Medical Advisory Board; co-owner, The Street-Smart Salesman. ​

Recorded: September 28, 2020

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