Rejecting the Myth of Amateurism Beyond NCAA v. Alston

Rejecting the Myth of Amateurism Beyond NCAA v. Alston

Photo Credit: Associated Press The 2021 edition of March Madness, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament, is set to break a new record: Advertising revenue for the tournament is the highest it has ever been, surpassing...
The Daily Abuses of Constitutional Policing

The Daily Abuses of Constitutional Policing

Photo Credit: Boston Globe If a police officer approaches you and asks to talk even when you’ve done nothing wrong, can you refuse? While much in the public conscience tells us the answer must be an emphatic yes, a recent Fourth Circuit case demonstrates that the...
The Zoom-to-Prison Pipeline

The Zoom-to-Prison Pipeline

Two months into virtual schooling, it appears the school-to-prison pipeline has rebranded as the Zoom-to-prison pipeline. Take Isaiah Elliot as an example. Elliot is a 12-year old Black boy with disabilities from Colorado who made national headlines last month after...
A Colorblind Test For a Racialized System

A Colorblind Test For a Racialized System

Photo Credit: Truthout On January 9, 2017, a 17-year old Black kid named Tykorie Evelyn was walking on the sidewalk when a police car pulled up beside him and police began asking him questions. Evelyn continued walking while giving short responses to the officers. The...
Welfare as Policing and Calls to the Defund the Police

Welfare as Policing and Calls to the Defund the Police

Photo Credit: Matt York/AP For many, the Fourth of July was a moment to continue calls to defund the police and vocalize opposition to racialized police violence. And rightfully so—defunding the police has become an intuitive and effective slogan to highlight...