Is The WNBA The Most Politically Active Sports League?
Political activism by professional athletes in the U.S. has amped up tremendously since President Donald Trump came into office.
He and many NFL players have sparred over whether everyone has to stand for the National Anthem. Recently, President Trump had a Twitter battle with NBA superstar LeBron James.
And now the WNBA’s players — and the league itself — have stepped into the political arena. Videos are being released that have messages like “We Stand for Change” and “We Stand for Equality.” And, some money from every ticket sold this WNBA season will go toward charities that support women.
Harry Edwards, professor emeritus at UC Berkeley, who has been involved with — and looked in to — the subject since the late 1960s. He The Show to talk about what the WNBA is doing.