In the Media

Jim Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Join with San Jose State to Launch Social Activism Institute

(ESPN, The Undefeated) It’s been hard to spot a headline lately that doesn’t include the words activism, protest, boycott or social justice. Some conditions have improved, but racial tension and pleas for equality prompt plenty of unanswered questions. To help find answers beyond the headlines, sociologist and civil rights activist Harry Edwards and San Jose State University (SJSU) launched the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change on Tuesday. >> Read Full Article by Maya Jones

2018-01-26T17:35:47+00:00January 26, 2017|

In the Media

Locker Room Talk: Jim Brown Met with Trump Because “I’m Interested in Helping My People”

(ESPN, The Undefeated) What are we willing to die for in the age of Donald Trump? This was the overarching question that repeatedly came to mind Tuesday afternoon as I listened to an impressive panel of journalists, former and current athletes celebrate the launch of the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change at San Jose State University. The Institute is the creation of Harry Edwards, professor emeritus at the university and a renowned sociologist who is most associated with the study of political activism in sports beginning in the late 1960s. A nearly full house

2018-01-26T17:51:30+00:00January 26, 2017|

In the Media

Understanding Jim Brown’s Ugly Support of Donald Trump

(The Nation) any political sports fans were shocked when 80-year-old football legend Jim Brown recently came out in fulsome support of Donald Trump. Now he has drawn even more ire after bashing civil-rights legend Representative John Lewis for calling Trump “illegitimate” in an appearance on CNN. >> Read Full Article by David Zirin

2018-01-26T17:54:10+00:00January 18, 2017|