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Sarah Jackson on Athletics and Activism

The recent debate over NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem has sparked discussion surrounding athletes and activism. In a piece for the Northeastern News, WGSS executive committee member and Assistant Professor of Communications Studies Sarah J. Jackson commented, “Black celebrities are in a unique position when it comes to politics because they become spokespeople for the entire black population, whether they want to or not. That’s both a blessing and a curse. They have the opportunity to introduce political interventions, but they’re also held to a double standard to which other people in the public eye aren’t held.” Jackson also discusses the links between women’s athletics and activism in the piece, which can be read in full here.

Published On: October 2, 2017 |
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