The NFL Pledges $89 Million Over 7 Years to ‘Social Justice Reform’ and Awareness of Social Causes
The 2017 NFL season saw its fair share of roadblocks thanks to player protests and divisive comments from Donald Trump. After numerous debates around declining ratings and American pride, the NFL owners held a meeting with a select group of NFL players to discuss awareness of social causes. The result? The NFL pledges $89 million over 7 years to social justice reform.
We discuss our reactions, the strengths and weaknesses of the protests themselves, and what good, if any, can come from this glorified PR move. For more on my thoughts about the anthem protests, check out my recent posts How Fans Have Blackballed Colin Kaepernick and White Guilt: Why Trump is the Perfect Diversion for the Anthem Protests.
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