Journalist Howard Bryant On The Relationship Between Sports, Patriotism And Politics

Aug 8, 2018

Credit ESPN

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks Howard Bryant, senior writer for and ESPN The Magazine,  sports correspondent for NPR's Weekend Edition, and author of The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism.

Bryant talks about how sporting events have turned into staging grounds for American patriotism and the hero worship of law enforcement, the history of athlete activism, and the relationship between sports and politics.