Quantcast
Channel: The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
Viewing all articles
Browse latest Browse all 1378

How Sherman 'Rant' Could Help Change Coverage of Black Men

0
0
Dori Maynard
January 27, 2014

On a friend’s Facebook page, a commenter contended that the Richard Sherman controversy was just a sideshow. More important, she wrote, we should be focusing on the push to roll back civil rights.

Yes, a football player talking trash after a game should be a sideshow. And, according to Deadspin, when white athletes such as Brett Favre act up, it is exactly that.

In Sherman’s case, though, an argument can be made that it is the main show, with very familiar themes.

On a friend’s Facebook page, a commenter contended that the Richard Sherman controversy was just a sideshow. More important, she wrote, we should be focusing on the push to roll back civil rights.

Yes, a football player talking trash after a game should be a sideshow. And, according to Deadspin, when white athletes such as Brett Favre act up, it is exactly that.

read more


Viewing all articles
Browse latest Browse all 1378

Latest Images

Trending Articles