Category Archives: Outside of the Political Realm

Black Women’s Roundtable Statement on NFL’s New Personal Conduct Policy

In response to the National Football League’s (NFL) recently released revamped Personal Conduct Policy for players and other employees that was ratified unanimously by 32 league owners, Melanie L. Campbell, convener of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR), issued the following statement: “The Black Women’s Roundtable is optimistic about the… Read More »

Confronting Racism In Sports

As a fan of the National Basketball Association, and as someone who does research in African American history, the recent Donald Sterling debacle reminded me that former President Dwight D. Eisenhower was correct when he stated that laws and court decisions can’t necessarily change what’s in the hearts of individuals. Yet, notwithstanding public revelations about… Read More »