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Panel Discusses Athletes Politically Protesting
Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 3:59pm
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the protest by U.S. track stars John Carlos and Tommie Smith at the Mexico City Olympics.
The two raised their fists as a way of taking a political stand during an extremely turbulent time in American politics and culture.
President Trump’s battles with the NFL over the decision by some players — Colin Kaepernick most prominently — to call attention to police brutality by kneeling during the National Anthem show a more current twist on athletes and protests.
That concept is the focus of a panel Wednesday night at the Phoenix Art Museum — being hosted by ASU’s Global Sport Institute.
Kenneth Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute, joined The Show to talk about it.