Explore the Intersection of Sports, Politics, and Social Struggle
“Sports is the closest thing to a national language that we have. It’s something that has created a common basis for people across lines of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality to actually have discussions about things that are happening in the country.”
-Dave Zirin | Nation magazine Sports Editor
Sports has been at the center of some of the most contentious, and consequential, political battles and social struggles in American history. As one of the few shared social spaces left in this country, it continues to exert a powerful influence on how we think about everything from race, gender, and sexuality to corporate power, militarism, and war. If you’re looking to help students explore how American sports culture has worked to both reinforce and disrupt the dominant political order, be sure to check out these MEF titles.
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