We found that class prejudice is extensive in cricket. Racism is still entrenched. Women are marginalised and routinely experience sexism and misogyny.
After eight months of an inquiry there are ‘no adverse findings’ against former Hawthorn staff.
Edmonton Oilers left wing Evander Kane is congratulated after scoring his third goal against the Seattle Kraken during the third period of an NHL hockey game on March 18, 2023, in Seattle.
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The viral Kane vs. Karen meme invites the viewer to see the parallels between the actions of a white female hockey fan, surrounded by white onlookers, towards a Black player surrounded by referees.
LSU’s Angel Reese reacts in front of Iowa’s Caitlin Clark during the second half of the NCAA Women’s Final Four championship basketball game in Dallas on April 2. LSU won 102-85 to win the championship.
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For too long, Black girls and women have been made to conform to the largely white and male-centred ideas about how sports should be played and how Black athletes ought to present themselves.
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Black footballers in the game are given lower scores for technical or cognitive ability than white players.
In the wake of sexual abuse allegations, Hockey Canada acknowledged it failed to “end the culture of toxic behavior” but grossly misunderstood and miscalculated the depth and breadth of the problem.
Sexual abuse allegations in Canadian hockey reveal the toxic masculinity that has permeated across sport culture.
Bianca Andreescu was awarded the 2019 Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year. The Toronto Star recently decided to remove Lou Marsh’s name from the trophy.
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The Toronto Star’s decision to rename its Lou Marsh trophy reminds us of the ways sports journalism has amplified damaging and racist tropes.
English cricket is mired in a racism scandal.
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Racism in cricket means that Black British and British South Asian players are not making it into the elite echelons of the sport.
A younger Dennis Brutus, president of the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee in Montreal, Canada in 1976.
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That none of his collections were published in apartheid South Africa testifies to the police state’s censorship.
Indigenous activists have long called on teams to change names and mascots that perpetuate negative stereotypes and fail to respect painful histories.
NFL teams like the Washington Redskins changing names that demean First Nations and Native Americans is a long overdue step in the right direction.
Black Lives Matter: West Indian players (as well as England players and match officials) took the knee before the start of the first cricket Test on July 8.
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The Black Lives Matter movement reminds us that using national anthems at sporting events is often insensitive and whitewashes the prevalence of racism in sport.
John (Army) Howard was Canada’s first Black Olympian and competed at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm.
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Canada’s pioneering Black athletes may be unknown to many, but their efforts paved the way for others who went on to perform at the highest levels.
Youngsters play pond hockey in Ottawa on Christmas Day 2018.
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Don Cherry’s recent divisive and discriminatory comments remind us of how white hockey remains. It’s time to transform the sport into a more inclusive pastime.
Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium with an anti racism banner on match day, April 13 2019.
Online abuse and institutional racism are ruining the beautiful game.
Ron Eland, at far left, in Great Britain’s 1948 Olympic team. The stories of Eland and other black athletes must be told.
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Writing and rewriting black sporting history is a means of redressing exclusion.
It may not be comfortable or easy to do but racist abuse needs to be challenged in sport and our society.
Sport can be a driver for change; it can make a difference in people’s lives and unify communities, particularly around national successes. But it can also create tensions and cause conflict.
Nate Parker, director of the recent revolutionary US film “Birth of a Nation”.
Racism is a charge that could be leveled at cinema from its very inception. There are some positive signs of change, but audiences have a role to play in making sure African films flourish.
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios used an on-court sexual insult against an opponent in a recent match.
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If a misogynistic atmosphere is allowed to prevail in men’s individual and team sports, then all the platitudes about sport being a socially positive force stand exposed.
Goodes did the right thing when he confronted a 13-year-old girl who called him an ape at a 2013 AFL game in Melbourne.
Not everyone who boos footballer Adam Goodes may be racist. But there are things you can do if you witness both overt and subtle, everyday racism.
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