"Why Bring IT to My Games?" Donald Sterling and the NBA: What is the Proper Analysis?

Presentsed by the York College African American Resource Center
When May 08, 2014
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Room AC-3B04
Contact NameMychel Namphy
Contact Phone 718-262-2477
AttendeesFaculty, students and staff
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A Panel Discussion with Students and Faculty

Dr. Michele Gregory,Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of the Program in Black Studies

Dr. George White,Associate Professor of History, Chair of Department of History

Satish Ram,York College Sociology Major, writer at Metsmerized.com

Noel Torres,York College English Major

Josh Carrington,York College English Major

Dr. Mychel J. Namphy,Assistant Professor of English, Director of African American Resource Center

Questions We Will Explore

  • What is the best way to understand the Donald Sterling incident?
  • What do we think of the way the players have responded?
  • Were the NBA's response and the Commissioner's statement appropriate and effective?
  • Does the response to Donald Sterling's comments represent a sea-change in the history of white supremacy in American sport?
  • What does any of this have to do with the overall struggle of people of color for dignity and justice?
  • What is being missed in the media coverage and popular analysis of the Sterling incident?

Free and open to the public!