David J. Leonard is a professor at Washington State University. He is the author of After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness and coeditor of Commodified and Criminalized: New Racism and African Americans in Contemporary Sports.
New book says that sports, like America itself, is a place where race matters
As fear of a permanent racial divide grows, it’s time for student-athletes to stand up and demand change with the platforms they have
Critics say allowing weapons in classrooms can have dangerous effects — particularly for student-athletes
It’s a risky endeavor on the way to gold and glory, but it can be done. (Helps to be a white athlete too.)
Examining the ambiguous yet ubiquitous term