The way professional and even amateur sports organizations view activism has changed. The activism we’re talking about here, for reference, is a broadly defined one — basically anytime anyone in a position to be heard says, “Hey, this isn’t right/fair/safe/OK.”

After the Black Lives Matter movement sparked conversations about and protests of systemic racism in the sports world, the response to such activism ranged from enthusiasm from (some) fans to tepid, superficial tolerance combined with quiet retribution on the part of ownership and league officials to incessant, meaningless concern-trolling from Fox News personalities and those they have indoctrinated. Read More