28 PROtest: Professional sports take a stand
Host: Diane Gil
Co-Host: KeKey Hussein
Guest: Anthony Gil
Episode Introduction: In today’s episode of the Now What Podcast, Diane and KeKey are joined by a sport enthusiast, Mr. David Anthony Gil to talk about the NBA protest during playoffs and the real reason behind the players taking the stand.
The episode revolves around talking about sports players and their participation in activist movements. We also talk about recent happenings at NBA and touch bases with cases in the past. The fans’ reactions are also discussed in this episode.
Sunday, August 23rd: Jacob Blake, an unarmed black men was shot and injured by a police officer about 40 miles outside of where the NBA team championship contender Milwaukee Bucks play basketball.
Wednesday, August 26th: Three games were scheduled, one being Milwaukee Bucks Vs. Orlando Magic. The Milwaukee Bucks decided moments before the game that they will not be playing.
Majority of the NBA players aren’t coming from privileged homes, they have experienced these struggles first hand which is why it’s totally understandable for them to support their fans and stand for them.
The Milwaukee Bucks and WNBA used their platform to support the movement and take a stand.
In 2016, Colin Kaepernick tried to peacefully protest about what he thought was unjust but not enough people stood with him which led him to be blackballed.
Don’t be judgemental about athletes taking a stand. Understand how they might be feeling and support them using their platform
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This episode was executive produced by: LG Media
Episode show notes by: Tanishka Kherajani