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The Kaepernick Effect

Author : Dave Zirin
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Riveting and inspiring first-person stories of how "taking a knee" triggered a political awakening among athletes of all ages and levels, from the celebrated sportswriter Hailed by Publishers Weekly in a starred review as "an enthralling look at the impact of peaceful protest by sports figures at the high school, college, and professional levels," The Kaepernick Effect explores the story of how quarterback Colin Kaepernick's simple act of "taking a knee" spread like wildfire throughout American society, becoming the preeminent public symbol of resistance to America's persistent racial inequality. In this powerful book, critically acclaimed sports journalist and author Dave Zirin chronicles "the Kaepernick effect" for the first time, through "a riveting collection of first-person stories" (The Nation) from high school athletes and coaches, college stars and high-powered athletic directors, and professional athletes across many different sports--from Megan Rapinoe to Michael Bennett. In each case, he uncovers the fascinating explanations and motivations behind what became a mass political movement in sports. "Necessary reading for all, especially those who want to make a difference in promoting social justice, equity, and inclusion, and end police brutality" (Library Journal, starred review), The Kaepernick Effect is for anyone seeking to get involved in the new movement for racial justice in America: "Take a knee, everyone, and start a revolution" (Kirkus Reviews).

Employment Law Update 2020 Edition

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Employment Law Update, 2020 Edition analyzes recent developments of interest to employment law practitioners representing plaintiffs, defendants, and labor unions. It comprehensively covers recent developments and case law in the rapidly changing employment and labor law field. Comprised of 7 chapters - each written by an expert in employment law - this updated edition provides timely, incisive analysis of critical issues. Employment Law Update, 2020 Edition provides, where appropriate, checklists, forms, and guidance on strategic considerations for litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. Highlights of coverage in this 2020 Edition include: Analysis of the proliferating state and municipal ordinances and statutes requiring employers to adopt predictable schedules. Case law under the Americans With Disabilities Act involving employees or applicants for employment who claim that their inability to relate well to others constitutes a statutory mental disability that must be accommodated. How the acquiring firm in an acquisition and the surviving firm in a merger can improve the chances of retaining preferred employees, including the likely impact of various equity and option arrangements. The rapidly changing legal landscape for covenants not to compete, including a review of basic common-law concepts and the reach of new statutes that limit the enforceability of covenants in several states. The possibility that employer rules may constitute unfair labor practices under the National Labor Relations Act, under the doctrine of The Boeing Company case, which allows employers to avoid liability by offering justification for rules such as those prohibiting employee use of camera in the workplace. The controversy over political speech by professional athletes and the legal framework defining the rights of players, teams, and leagues, considering that the First Amendment does not apply to the non-state actors. Guidance to multinational employers on how to conduct an internal investigation without running afoul of widely differing national laws on privacy and other employee rights. Note: Online subscriptions are for three-month periods. Previous Edition: Employment Law Update, 2019 Edition ISBN 9781543808452

Who Is Colin Kaepernick

Author : Lakita Wilson
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Learn about the inspiring life and career of professional football player and activist Colin Kaepernick in the new Who HQ Now format featuring newsmakers and trending topics. On August 14, 2016, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began a protest when he refused to stand for the national anthem. He wanted to make a statement about the oppression of people of color in the United States after he had spent a summer speaking out against police brutality. After playing professional football for six seasons, that would become Colin Kaepernick's last season in the NFL, but he would go on to become one of the most prominent activists of today. Colin believed that speaking out against racism was far bigger than football, and other athletes agreed with him. Today, hundreds of athletes -- from high schools to professional teams -- still kneel during the national anthem to protest the treatment of people of color in America. Discover more about Colin Kaepernick's story in this addition to the New York Times bestselling series.

Reimagining Black Masculinities

Author : Mark C. Hopson
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Reimagining Black Masculinities: Race, Gender, and Public Space addresses how Black masculinities are created, negotiated, and contested in public spaces, focusing on how theory meets praxis when mobilizing for social change. Contributors disentangle complexities of the Black experience and reimagine the radical progressive work required for societal health and wellbeing, forming a mental picture of what the world has the potential to be without excluding current realities for Black boys and men, civic manhood, maleness, and the fluidity of masculinities. These realities are acknowledged and interrogated across private and public contexts, media, education, occupation, and theoretical perspectives. This book encourages readers to reenvision social identity as an ongoing phenomenon, asserting that collective vision informs action and collective action informs possibilities for peace and freedom in the world around us. Scholars of communication, gender studies, and race studies will find this book particularly interesting.

The Colin Kaepernick Effect

Author : George D. Calhoun
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One of the biggest and most controversial issues facing this country is the police brutality towards African – Americans. Many African – Americans have been killed by the police even while being unarmed. The opinions on this topic has further divided a nation that has already had its racial parameters stretched with the 2016 Presidential Election. However, the most unlikely professional athlete decided to endanger his career and take a stance against these heinous acts of violence. Colin Rand Kaepernick, a biracial man who was adopted at an early age by a white couple; attended the University of Nevada, and was drafted in the second round by the San Francisco 49ers. Kaepernick fought his way into a starting role with the 49ers, only to lose it later in his career and become the backup quarterback. Kaepernick wasn’t a household name like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, or Aaron Rodgers, he was just an unassuming man who decided enough was enough and he decided to take a stance against the brutality inflicted on African – Americans by the police. Kaepernick, refused to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States. Kaepernick’s stance sparked a national quandary by forcing the citizens of the United States to pick a side of where they stand with their views on patriotism. In this study I utilized two tenets of critical race theory (CRT) as the theoretical framework to determine what role does race play into the patriotic views of school principals when it comes to students participating during the Pledge of Allegiance. The first tenet of CRT, racism is ordinary provides a color blind perspective as white administrators try to make a connection between race and patriotism. While, the second tenet of CRT, legal storytelling offers African-American administrators the opportunity to recount their experiences with race and patriotism.

Pro Football and the Proliferation of Protest

Author : Stephen D. Perry
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This book examines the take-a-knee protests, incorporating analysis of media coverage, impact on attitudes and behaviors, and racial, religious, gendered, and political perspectives. The analysis allows readers to recognize both positive and negative prejudice and to proscribe possible solutions for political divisiveness.

Stories of Sports

Author : Katherin Garland
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This book centralizes media, sports, and athlete identity while providing an in-depth evaluation of the role that media play in how society views and discusses sports and athletes, highlighting several types of intertextuality and intersectionality while doing so.

Free Speech and Censorship A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author : Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman
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The United States' collective understanding of First Amendment freedoms was formed by more than 200 years of tensions between the power of word and the power of the government. During that time, major laws and legal decisions defined the circumstances and degree to which personal expression could be rightfully expressed—and rightfully limited. This struggle to define the parameters of free speech continues today. Vibrant and passionate debates about First Amendment limitations once inspired by the dissemination of birth control information now address such issues as kneeling during the national anthem, removing controversial books from public libraries, attempts by the Trump administration to discredit the press, and disseminating false or hateful information through social media platforms. By exploring diverse examples of censorship victories and triumphs of free expression, readers will better understand the enormous impact of First Amendment freedoms on American society.

American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom

Author : Hanes Walton, Jr
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This dynamic and comprehensive text from nationally renowned scholars continues to demonstrate the profound influence African Americans have had—and continue to have—on American politics. Using two interrelated themes—the idea of universal freedom and the concept of minority–majority coalitions—the text demonstrates how the presence of Africans in the United States affected the founding of the Republic and its political institutions and processes. The authors show that through the quest for their own freedom in the United States, African Americans have universalized and expanded the freedoms of all Americans. New to the Ninth Edition • Updated sections on intersectionality, dealing with issues of race and gender. • Updated section on African American music, to include the role of Hip Hop. • Updated sections on mass media coverage of African Americans and the African American Celebrity impact on politics, adding new mention of the CROWN Act and politics of Black hair. • Updated section on the "Black Lives Matter" movement, adding a new section on the "MeToo" movement. • Updated sections on African Americans in Congress, with a new mention of the Squad. • Updated voting behavior through the 2020 elections, connecting the Obama years with the new administration. • Provides a comparison of the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections. • Discusses the way in which race contributes to the polarization of American politics in the 2020 presidential campaign. • Provides an analysis of the racial attitudes of President Trump, and the institutionally racist policies of his administrations. • Updated chapter on state and local politics, including a new section on state executive offices and Black mayors. • Updated sections on material well-being indicators, adding a new section on the coronavirus pandemic and the Black community. • Provides the first overall assessment of the Obama administration in relation to domestic and foreign policy and racial politics.

Communication and Sport

Author : Andrew C. Billings
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Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field provides students with an understanding of sports media, rhetoric, culture, and organizations through an examination of a wide range of topics. Authors Andrew C. Billings and Michael L. Butterworth address everything from youth to amateur to professional sports through varied lenses, including mythology, community, and identity. A comprehensive focus on communication scholarship gives attention to the ways that sports produce, maintain, or resist cultural attitudes about race, gender, sexuality, class, and politics. The Fourth Edition includes new interviews with prominent figures in the field and new discussions on current events like the Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic.