We’ve seen PR statements, mea culpas and solidarity. But has this offseason really been a tipping point for the NFL?
The mere mention of race in the country sets off stressors. One might have thought the subject would’ve become less polarizing than in decades past, yet here we are. The killing of George Floyd was a matchstick thrown in an American tinderbox waiting to take flame. And in the midst of a pandemic that has taken 110,000 American lives and 40 million jobs and counting in its wake, the country is in crisis. And sports, as it always does, has found its relevance to the national outpouring of emotion, even with no games being played. Against this backdrop, I thought I would share some personal thoughts and perspective on where the NFL stands.
I grew up in Washington, D.C., where black people were the clear majority in terms of
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