Kareem gets it right

Of course Donald Sterling is a racist asshole, but those suggesting the Clippers refuse to take the court or fans boycott their games are being ridiculous. Why should anyone but Sterling be held responsible for his ignorance? Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar puts the Sterling imbroglio in the proper context: He was discriminating against black and … Continue reading Kareem gets it right

Another reminder America’s most racist big city isn’t in the South

When I heard a black NHL player’s game-winning goal was greeted by a torrent of racist tweets it wasn’t hard to guess which city’s team lost. Par for the course for Boston, where racist sports fans have always felt at home. Sport and race always has been a combustible pairing in Boston. In the 1970s, when … Continue reading Another reminder America’s most racist big city isn’t in the South