[ad_1] It is a curious career moment for a man who cut his teeth on the campaign trail and spent part of his post-White House days working for corporate titans like Oracle and Facebook. But, as Sosnik and others who know him attest, Lockhart is a “wartime general, not a peacetime general” for institutions facing conflict. That’s not to say… Continue reading "The Battle-Scarred West Wing Veteran Scripting the N.F.L.’s Anthem Message"
Category: United States National Anthem Protests (2016- )
[ad_1] The cheerleaders’ gesture, which began in September 2016 shortly after Kaepernick’s protest gained notice, is not the only distinguishing mark in Howard’s pregame program. For decades, at home games the anthem has been paired with “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” the turn-of-the-century hymn that has become known as the black national anthem. Photo Alex Jones, left, and Sydney Stallworth,… Continue reading "Howard Cheerleaders Add Voices to the Anthem Debate by Taking a Knee"
[ad_1] In a phone interview on Thursday, Okung said he wrote the letter as a way to move players’ focus away from the president’s agenda and back toward their own goals of addressing inequity. “I’m about shifting the narrative. We can’t be distracted by what he is trying to do,” Okung said of the president. “We’re honing our voice. We’re… Continue reading "Chargers’ Okung Issues Call to Action for N.F.L. Players"
[ad_1] “Workers without a traditional organization that is meant to protect them at work are kind of scrambling around for new ways of protecting themselves,” said Benjamin Sachs, a labor law professor at Harvard University. “It does feel like these are nascent forms of something new.” To be protected under federal labor law, an employee’s action must be conducted in… Continue reading "N.F.L. Players May Have an Ally in Their Protests: Labor Law"
[ad_1] In a masterpiece of euphemism, Roger Goodell, the N.F.L. commissioner, said the league’s leaders “care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues.” But, he said in a letter made public on Tuesday, “the controversy over the anthem is a barrier to having honest conversations and making real progress on the underlying issues.”… Continue reading "The N.F.L.’s Workplace Dodge – The New York Times"