Sunday Reading: The Political Athlete
2 min read
From The New Yorker's archive: a selection of pieces by Vinson Cunningham, Allyson Hobbs, Hua Hsu, Louisa Thomas, and Ben McGrath about sports and activism.
We just witnessed a historic wildcat strike led by the Milwaukee Bucks to protest racist police brutality in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and beyond. The team took action in the wake of even more rapid activism in the W.N.B.A. This week, we're bringing you a selection of pieces about athletes and political activism. In "The Exhilarating Jolt of the Milwaukee Bucks' Wildcat Strike," Vinson Cunningham writes about how the players' action delivered a profound statement of support for those fighting against the normalization of police shootings. In "Muhammad Ali and His Audience," Allyson Hobbs…
The New Yorker
Read full article