Frank Fear: Save for eloquent speeches delivered by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Rev. William Barber (NAACP president, NC), the Democrats presented a four-day short-course on branding and marketing.
Frank Fear: What if Independents began thinking and acting as a consequential group? They could become America’s “Third Force”—not a third party, mind you, but an assemblage of voters with presence and clout.
Frank Fear: Neoliberalism is so pervasive that prominent interpretations of what it means “to be a good leader,” “to exercise good leadership,” and “to be a success” are defined in neoliberal terms.
Frank Fear: The two-party political party system doesn’t align well with the political temperament of many Americans. The system, as configured, compels many voters to choose between a party-endorsed Democrat and a party-endorsed Republican.
Frank Fear: Although Americans love sports—and college sports are at the top of the list—fundamental questions need answers: Who pays? And how much?
Frank Fear: For years I assumed that higher education valued social responsibility in athletic administration. But universities pay primary attention to winning, branding/marketing, and finances. Social responsibility is often relegated to the undercard.
Frank Fear: The onerous outcome of New York State’s policy is that a large number of people won’t be voting on Tuesday.
Frank Fear: I don’t know what football will look like in ten years. But I do know things can’t stay as they are today. Players are at risk, especially young players. We must move beyond hyperbole and do what’s right.
Frank Fear: The Powell Manifesto tells us—in bold terms—how important it is to frame the essence of a movement and, then, to sustain political action over an extended period of time.
Frank Fear: The reality is that college attendance hasn’t translated into high levels of academic attainment for Blacks who play revenue-generating sports at major US universities. NCAA Discrimination
Frank Fear: The fight to make America Progressive again is going to take millions and millions of people wanting change—for different reasons and at various depths.
Frank Fear: The integration of Major League Baseball—with incredible courage shown by the Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson—is known across America. Not as familiar is the integration story in major college football.
Frank Fear: A “good society” isn’t out-of-balance, but out-of-balance we are today. That’s why a Progressive response is so timely—a response that values justice, equity, and people, especially those who are less able to speak for themselves.