In response to Serena Williams standing up against sexism at the U.S. Open, a racist cartoon portrayed one of the world’s best-conditioned athletes as a fat, angry mammy character more suited to Gone With the Wind than the top tier of international tennis. To underscore the point, cartoonist Mark Knight of the Herald Sun in Australia whitewashed…

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Colin Kaepernick is a hero who protested racial injustice, and in doing so sacrificed his NFL career. And though the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has now gained a reprieve of sorts after Nike selected him for its new advertising campaign, Kaepernick’s reappearance on the national stage has spurred a new round of animus. Some…

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