From the Desk of C. Richard King: Go Redhawks!

C. Richard King is a professor of comparative ethnic studies at Washington State University. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including Redskins: Insult and Brand (Nebraska, 2016), Team Spirits: The Native American Mascots Controversy (Nebraska, 2001), … Continue reading From the Desk of C. Richard King: Go Redhawks!

From the Desk of Munene Mwaniki: Holding a Mirror to White Supremacy

The following is a contribution from Munene Franjo Mwaniki, author of The Black Migrant Athlete: Media, Race, and the Diaspora in Sports (September 2017). Mwaniki is an assistant professor of sociology at Western Carolina University.  When I started this project I … Continue reading From the Desk of Munene Mwaniki: Holding a Mirror to White Supremacy

From the desk of Jackson Michael: Houston and the Super Bowl

Jackson Michael is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the Maxwell Football Club. He is a freelance writer, journalist, and author of The Game before the Money (Nebraska 2014). Visit his website or follow on Twitter or Facebook.  “When you’re talking Houston, you’re talking Super Bowl”—a paraphrased quote from the “Houston Oilers #1,” fight song of the late-1970s, aptly describes this week as Super Bowl 51 descends upon the Bayou City. Super Bowls and Houston have rarely walked hand-in-hand. The Oilers won the first two American Football League championships before the AFL/NFL merger agreed upon in 1966 … Continue reading From the desk of Jackson Michael: Houston and the Super Bowl