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Golden: Northwestern football players should be actively encouraged to participate in anthem protests

Andrew Golden, Reporter

May 24, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

On Sept. 30, Northwestern football players locked arms as a form of protest before their game against Wisconsin. While I was happy to see that the Wildcats were using their platforms to speak out for what they believe in, I felt the gesture was inadequ...

Closson: Trump’s latest attacks on black people illustrate deeper issues

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the latest edition of “What black person will Donald Trump attack this week?,” LaVar Ball, LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players were subjected to one of the president’s infamous tweet storms. According to...

Closson: Expand criminal justice reform, activism beyond policing

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Growing up, my parents consistently talked to my younger brother and me about the realities of being black men in this country and the importance of being aware of our actions. I still remember in eighth grade when they sat us...

Closson: When athletes kneel during national anthem, understand greater significance

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As almost everyone’s heard by now, President Donald Trump lashed out this weekend after Stephen Curry said he’d vote against a Warriors team visit to the White House — which erupted into a large-scale ordeal as NFL athletes...

Cooper: Reaction to Kaepernick protest shows NFL is toxic for social change

Danny Cooper, Columnist

September 22, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick used to be hated by opposing fans because of his strong arm and scrambling ability. He is now attracting widespread animosity on the sidelines by refusing to stand during pregame...