Politics, similar to religion, is very personal for most people. We all have various viewpoints about politics that have been forged as part of tradition, community, family, and popular culture. Given how social media provides a platform which makes the private, very public, the question that arises is Who gets to choose when and where politics are discussed? Who is credible to decide what is best? In the world of sports, politics are very common, from sports radio shows, to ESPN networks, politics are now a large part of the sports world. The argument becomes: Do sports and politics mix?
Prompt: Please write a full 4-page essay in proper MLA format, with a strong and arguable thesis, that examines the issue of Politics in Sports.
In other words, you are to write an argumentative essay that addresses the following question: Is it appropriate for athletes to address their political viewpoint(s) while working for the organization that employs them?
Please use the below sources to support your position. Also, bring in at least one article that supports the other side of your argument that must be included as a counter argument.
Why is It Hard to Stick to Sports by Bob Cook (Links to an external site.)
Colin Kapernick explains why he wont stand during National Anthem, (Links to an external site.)
One Nation Under a Hoop: Race, Meritocracy, and Messiahs in the NBA by Lisa Guerrero