An important voice often left out of the conversation on sexual assault has emerged. And it must be heard. Josh “Zeke” Thomas
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I have watched in amazement the unfair characterization of NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas. The host if inflammatory allegations about him are either factually untrue or distorted. As a result, the media has participated in not giving all of the facts about a case involving Madison Square Garden over eight years ago.
In a league where the majority of players are women of color, we cannot remain silent when a man who has made racially charged, sexist statements is appointed to a position of power. Isiah Thomas is not qualified to lead the community he victimized.
There is a tendency in sports to give breaks to the people who are good at their jobs. We should not do this. But it certainly seems to happen. But when it comes to Isiah Thomas, there is simply no evidence that he is actually good at judging talent.
Here we are, in 2015, and Isiah Thomas is running a WNBA franchise. It seems fair to wonder, as a national issue, are we essentially saying racism is intolerable, but sexism, not so much?
To hire a person to lead a women's basketball team who was found guilty of sexual harassment seems, at a minimum, to be immensely tone-deaf. For others, it is the worst decision James Dolan -- chairman of Madison Square Garden -- has ever made.
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The irony of these allegations is that as a graduate student in education and sport I am acutely aware of the importance of academics in the lives of athletes. As a coach I made it my mission to educate and guide my student athletes' academic lives.
College athletics, as it intersects with the educational and life outcomes of black male athletes, is in crisis. This crisis is evident in many ways, including the prevalence of once-aspiring professional black male athletes who end up with no degree, few job prospects, and used-up eligibility.
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It’s just a tweet, a silly characterization of a person’s mood in 140 characters or less, and possibly something we shouldn’t
Isiah Thomas is trying hard to understand what's going on in Chicago as it relates to the escalating violence that has taken the lives of so many young people in some of Chicago's deadliest neighborhoods.
The Basketball Tournament for Peace served as a good example of how professional athletes can help bring young people together and begin the process of bridging the gap between the different groups of warring young men.
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Mary Thomas is a beacon, a benchmark, and a trailblazer for women known and unknown. She represents the power of love, family, and community. As Dr. King reminded us, "Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve."
Every race, gender, and socioeconomic category has its own particular set of challenges and obstacles. The precarious predicament of the black male in America has been especially concerning.