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Mark Cuban speaking with attendees at the 2019 Arizona Technology Innovation Summit at The Duce in Phoenix, Arizona. GAGE SKIDMORE/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Not playing the national anthem could bring our nation together

Matt Lindsay March 13, 2021
#OPINION Mark Cuban should be applauded for his decision to stop playing the national anthem.
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The fight for equality inspires champions of change in the sports community

The fight for equality inspires ‘champions of change’ in the sports community

Amaya McDonald February 16, 2021
Following the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020, athletes have become noticeably more vocal when it comes to addressing systematic and systemic racism in the United States.  
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A participant during the Black Lives Matter protests in front of Long Island City Courthouse in early June. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

It’s time for white people to speak out against systemic racism in America

Joe McQueen June 21, 2020
People need to be anti-racist and publicly fight for reforms to begin dismantling the systems that oppress black people in the U.S.
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Stony Brook University students sat in solidarity with Coli nKaepernick and the Black Lives Matter movement before a football game at Kenneth P. LaValle stadium on Sept 24, 2016. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Kaepernick’s sitting stand-off sparks an important conversation

Chris Peraino October 9, 2016
What change has occurred by keeping in step with the status quo and coddling everyone’s feelings? Protest is meant to evoke; it is meant to cause discomfort.
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