This week on the Jacobin Sports Show, a very special episode with former NBA player and poet/writer/activist Etan Thomas. Etan's latest book, Police Brutality & White Supremacy: The Fight Against American Traditions, dives into the tradition and enshrinement of police brutality against Black people and talks with activists, allies, police, and media members about why and where action is needed, as well as concrete proposals to combat it. What can athletes do to change things? The press? The police? Interviewees include Lora Dene King, daughter of Rodney King, Rayond Santana from the Exonerated 5, Steph Curry, Isiah Thomas, Craig Hodges, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Jake Tapper, Jemele Hill, Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart, Yamiche Alcindor, Chuck D and many more.
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