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Apr 26, 2021

Matthew DeSantis and the Social Protest and Sports Research Cohort examine the origins, implications and limitations of the First Amendment, specifically as it relates to social protest in sports with the help of the Director of the First Amendment Clinic at SMU’s Dedman School of Law, Thomas Leatherbury; NPR’s...

Apr 19, 2021

As we continue of our exploration of racism in society and social protest in sports, we are joined by Dr. Richard Lapchick, the nation's  preeminent voice on social issues in sports.  The noted activist, academic, author, and scholar joins Kelly Nagle to discuss his lifelong fight against racism, not only in American...

Apr 12, 2021

The Teen Think Tank Project Winter Research Cohort is joined by four college and high school student-athletes who discuss their experience with racism in sports and society.  NJIT Highlanders Andrew Elcock and Sydney Watson discuss what life is like for an NCAA Division I athlete juggling academics, athletics, and...

Apr 6, 2021

Matthew DeSantis is back to talk about the inspiration behind the social protest and sports research focus, his role as research coordinator with the Teen Think Tank Project's inaugural cohort, and the lessons he's learned working alongside these exceptional teens.