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Critically acclaimed sports journalist and author of A People's History of Sports in the United States, Dave Zirin chronicles "the Kaepernick effect" for the first time, through interviews with a broad cross-section of professional athletes across many different sports, college stars and high-powered athletic directors, and high school athletes and coaches. In each case, he uncovers the fascinating explanations and motivations behind a mass political movement in sports, through deeply personal and inspiring accounts of risk-taking, activism, and courage both on and off the field.
A book about the politics of sport, and the impact of sports on politics, The Kaepernick Effect is for anyone seeking to understand an essential dimension of the new movement for racial justice in America.
Dave Zirin is one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” the sports editor of The Nation, a columnist for The Progressive, and the host of the Edge of Sports podcast. His many books include A People’s History of Sports in the United States, Game Over, Bad Sports, and The Kaepernick Effect. Zirin has also been a regular guest on MSNBC, CNN, and ESPN.
Zirin will be in converstion with Michael Lee, a Sports enterprise reporter at The Washington Post focusing on the intersection of gender, diversity and how sports shape our society. Lee previously worked at The Post from 2004 to 2015, serving as the national NBA writer and beat writer for the Washington Wizards. He is