Protests in sports world harken back to 1960s

Players across the National Football League are taking a knee for pre-game national anthems — a widespread protest sparked by President Donald Trump’s combative comments that NFL owners should “fire” players who kneel during the national anthem. The athlete’s foray into politics is a reminder of the 1960s — a tumultuous time in American race […]

Confederate symbols on campuses inflict psychic violence today

What place do Confederate statues and symbols have in society today? The question has triggered national debate and continues to fuel political clashes across the country. Riché Richardson, associate professor of African American literature at Cornell University, researches the public dialogue about controversial symbols, including lingering Confederate symbolism. Richardson says the display of Confederate monuments […]