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The Worth of Platforms to America’s Black Athletes and Activists

Do White-owned platforms and institutions really provide opportunities to challenge America’s White supremacy?

Civic diving platform closed due to leaks and repair needs, Canberra, Australia, November 18, 2015. (Hannah Walmsley, Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Black people and especially Black women can’t catch a break. Just in the past week, the IOC banned alternative swim caps to protect Black women athletes’ hair. The US…




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Donald Earl Collins

Donald Earl Collins

Freelancer via @washingtonpost | @TheAtlantic |@AJEnglish | @Guardian; American Univ. & UMUC history prof. Invite me to write/speak:

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