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  • Marshawn Lynch’s selective silence is a power move for black athletes

    Vox - 01/31/2015

    “His refusal to perform according to the boundaries and rules placed upon him by an organization with a racist history, his open rebuking of corporate overlords whose wealth is gained through consumption of his body and his blackness, are political acts,” said Sarah Jackson, assistant professor of communication studies at Northeastern University and author of Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press: Framing Dissent.

    You almost certainly won’t hear Lynch describing his conduct in these academic terms — or explaining his motivation in much detail at all.

    But among those who see his antics as a racial power move, that doesn’t matter.

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