Frank Fear: Because the sector survives on philanthropy, charitable donations are lingua franca. But money—a means to serve the public good—all too often becomes an end.
Frank Fear: It didn’t take long for me to appreciate Bourdain’s uniqueness. I concluded he was to popular culture what Bernie was to politics—a Progressive without peer.
Frank Fear: Bottom line, Mr. Trump, is that you’ve jumped on the League and NFL players for political reasons. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Frank Fear: To refer to the “Trump Administration,” although literally accurate, normalizes what Trump and his crowd are doing—subverting democracy and its related norms, systems, and institutions.
Frank Fear: Why should Progressives support legal sports betting? One answer is that America should—as much as is feasible—replace illegal marketplaces with legal systems to support activities associated widespread social behavior. Tax revenues—otherwise non-existent—would then be used for the public good.
Frank Fear: I wouldn’t say Wolf bombed Saturday night, but I will say it was the wrong shtick for the context.
Frank Fear: Go to any major college or pro football or basketball game. Who’s playing on the field? Who’s watching in the stands? The answers are as clear as black and white.
Frank Fear: In 2016-17, the median Power 5 conference graduation rate for Black basketball players was 35% lower than it was for those in the general student population and 15% lower than it was among White teammates.
Frank Fear: Hosey says he’s protesting because he doesn’t want history to be forgotten. “My specific protest, ”writes Hosey, “is to bring to light the injustices of the past and to have them discussed, recognized, and learned about.”
Frank Fear: Am I surprised? Certainly not. But I also know what they are up against. Those in charge will stall, divert, deflect, impede, and block.
Frank Fear: There’s a big reason why so many politicians and businesspersons serve as college/university presidents and chancellors: In background and approach, they’re just like the trustees who hire them.
Frank Fear: Higher education, which had been a largely progressive institution when I entered the Academy, has evolved into a corporate, neoliberal, capitalistic enterprise. What’s happening at MSU now—and at so many other schools—is the manifestation of a social institution that has lost its soul.
Frank Fear: There’s probably no better example of “flipped brands” than what has happened in Michigan over the last year or so. Let’s look at two campaigns: Pure Michigan and Spartans Will.