It’s Famous Friday!

2020-11-21T16:49:53+00:00November 21st, 2020|

Famous Friday: Lamelo Ball If you watched this year’s NBA draft, you likely saw Lamelo Ball selected as the third pick by the Charlotte Hornets. Ball is the youngest son of his Black father and white mother. If you follow basketball closely it may feel like Lamelo has been in the news for years, and he has. His path to the NBA has been anything but normal, but it has definitely been exciting.   Lamelo Ball and his two older brothers became widely known when they played together at Chino [...]

CNN Stereotypes Multiracial Quarterbacks in Story

2020-10-29T18:11:39+00:00October 29th, 2020|

CNN Stereotypes Multiracial Quarterbacks in Story   CNN published an article titled “The NFL is confronting racism, but are Black quarterbacks continuing to be stereotyped?” In the story, CNN reported this: “For quarterbacks who threw for more than 3,000 yards in 2019, three of the top four -- as ranked by passer rating-- were Black: Mahomes, Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson.” What? Mahomes and Wilson are multiracial. Mahomes’ father is Black and his mother is White, while Wilson is 62% African, 36% European, 1% West Asian, and 1% Central Asian. [...]

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