‘Enough is Enough’: NBA Star Speak Out Against Gun Violence, Racial Profiling

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“‘Enough is Enough’: NBA Star Speak Out Against Gun Violence, Racial Profiling” quotes School of History and Sociology Assistant Professor, John M. Smith, Ph.D. for The Christian Science Monitor.

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Athletes now prefer to be active in less confrontational ways – like giving to charities, funding scholarships, and investing in poor communities, says Johnny Smith, a historian at Georgia Tech.

“It’s a quieter activism, it’s a safer form of activism,” he adds. “These athletes came of age in a different political climate, and they have been discouraged to be politically active because it has not been economically wise to do so.”

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