Sport has historically served as a platform to demand racial justice. Kobe Bryant tragically departed last January but his “I Can’t Breathe” shirt unfortunately resonates now more than ever, as his widow, Vanessa, pointed out (Marca).
Sport has the opportunity to seize the moment and demand racial justice.Let us remember Jesse Owens’ legacy and his 1936 defiance of racism at the Berlin Olympics.
It took until 1956 for someone to equate his triple Olympic titles at the 100, 200 and 4×100 meters. Bobby Joe Morrow did it. He passed away this weekend, and we also remember him (Washington Post).