Metta World Peace and Racism in the NBA

Colorlines recently posted interview by Jamilah King as he sat down with David Leonard, author of After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness. Leonard, professor of Ethnic Studies at Washington State University, is challenging the notion that race plays no factor in sports and that actions taken by the NBA regarding individual players as well as the [Read More…]

Reflection on “Whites See Racism as a Zero-Sum Game That They Are Now Losing” Study

Last week I saw this announcement about a new study on race by Michael I. Norton and Samuel R. Sommers from Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School.  The general conclusion of the study is that basically, “Whites See Racism as a Zero-Sum Game That They Are Now Losing.” From the Abstract [Read More…]