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the united states against a backdrop of rioting on capitol hill from navigating the plan demick to the withdrawal from afghanistan. we'll look back at his policy, wins and losses, and examined the challenges that remain special coverage on al jazeera. i have for me. okay, back with a special bonus edition of the stream. today i'm taking through asha all kinds to been you moments when sport and athletes took us beyond the games. and you see some serious social justice issues coming up a cricket controversy, football failing to tackle racism and stories of skiing. wow. let's rewind t, september 2020. the string team was blocking from hon. covet, vaccinations were still month away. and the killing of george floyd early in the year fired up a global black life matter movement. athletes were protesting to,
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but some fans complaint that activism was ruining sport. here's how the w m. b. a jan. tell lavender, doctor co pay at maxwell pace and sports at he said, dave simon dealt with the criticism when people say that they don't want sports and politics to mix what they're really saying is they don't want sports and a certain kind of politics to mix. they have no problem with politics and sports when we're talking about nationalism when we're talking about celebrating the military hack when we're talking about celebrating the police. many teams do these celebrations of law enforcement nights and what or whatnot. but when it comes to the athletes themselves, trying to use the platform that they have built, that they have earned to speak out about their lives, then all of a sudden the hammer comes down. and there is, i would argue a, some seriously racist undertone, are sometimes overtone to this statement, which is basically shut up and play, which is basically get out there and entertain me. and i don't want to hear what
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you have to say. and it's amazing that in 2020 we're still wrestling with what was said in 1968 when tommy smith and john carlos raised their fish. one of their slogans at, in the for the $68.00 olympics was they said, why should we run in mexico city only to crawl home? which is still what animates, i think the athletic protests today. why should we be loved with our uniforms on, but then disdained when the uniform is off? let me just show you nano sac. as she won the us open on september, the 12th. and these images, people who are waiting every day, what mask is she going to have him on my laptop? and you can see, and she is wearing the mass of people who met a violent and because of police brutality. every day she had a black life matter movement mask on, and then at the end of the us open when she won it. this is what she told the
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commentator who asked her about the mouse. and you said from the beginning, you had 7 matches, 7 masks, 7 names. what was the message you wanted to send mail? tom? well, what was the message that you got? was more the question. i feel like the point is to make people start talking. what were you most. busy gratified about the awareness that you raised. i mean for me, i've been inside of the bubble, so i'm not really sure what's really going on on the outside world. all i can tell us what's going on on social media. and for me, i feel like, you know, the more retreat cigarettes are so lame but you know, the more people talk about it genteel, what's it like being a female athletes? seeing other edge doesn't even my being an athlete thing of the athletes or working together to the same and when you so now me do that, maxwell. i know you tweeted al nancy success on your to 2 accounts as well. can tell you guys fest max, are you the 2nd?
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well, it is phenomenal and she's the 11 of the biggest stages that she can act for in the sports community and to see her speaking out, a less people know the seriousness of what's going on in the world. and she said something that was very interesting to me, she says she want people to talk. and i feel like i would, i would kind of tweak that in a sense with being with being in 2020. and this is about action. it's about physically going out and physically doing something, and i think that there's been a rational shift with this generation and we're tired and we're not going to deal with it. and she knows the people that she's around. and i love her response. when she said, what did you get out of it? and that to me was huge, is because if the, if our friends that we need to step up is the people that are around us and are playing with us, are our teammates that are not lag? our teammates that, that love us every day when we put on that jersey and compete with them. what is about what they think us about what they feel, if they can hear us cry out and speak out about it and go home and be with
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a racist family member. that's not the message isn't being clear. and i love that. she mentioned that it's about how the world see it, non african american people that are not being depressed, how they respond to it. max alisha, ma'am, his picture on your twitter feeds. why? absolutely. i, for one, you know, it's, it's extremely admirable how naomi has spoken up and really how the w m. b, a has been leaders in this movement. i mean, when you think about women in sports, they deal with a whole, another layer of adversity. they have to deal with massage any they have to do with hyper masculinity of people constantly telling them that they shouldn't be playing the sport which is just completely blasphemous. so that there's so many additional things that they have to encounter and deal with outside of being especially women
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of color in sports. so i really do, it's hit my head off to them and, and i am, i am trying extremely hard to mask that energy and be in support even when support there can be scarce, some tops, they let me put these teeth and you chain. this is for mohammed watch a hat. how much can sports change racism in america? well, i key when i hear that question, i think about what doctor martin luther king said about jackie robinson, who called him a sit in or before sit in a freedom rider before freedom rides. jackie robinson integrates majorly baseball in 1947, almost a full decade before the flowering of the montgomery bus boycott. and the civil rights movement in the south. a sit in air before state ins, a freedom rider before freedom rides. oftentimes, sports is like a weather vane in our society, and it tells us which way the wind is blowing. and sure enough, right now what we're seeing is the wind blowing towards justice,
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the wind is blowing towards some sort of reckoning with the history of racism, not just in the united states, but throughout the world. this is a global movement, and i think what you're seeing with so incredible about this is that what it does is it punctures privilege because it's very easy to be a white person in the united states. or i guess, anywhere throughout the world and not have to confront the reality of what it means to be black, not have to confront the reality of what it means to be an indigenous person. and when you have sports athletes, when you have them speaking out about these issues, it punctures that privilege, it's severs, that segregation. and it forces people to really confront the realities that people . i mean that's what naomi osaka was doing. she was saying, look, if you're a tennis man, you might have the luxury of not knowing who olaja mclean is, but i'm going to put that name in front of you. you are going to know who olaja mclean is and that that's powerful. but that's also why athletes, i would argue our police so heavily by the reactionary powers that be because they
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don't want them using that power precisely because they understand how powerful it is. they die and reminding us about enlightened mclean, a young black man who died after being stopped and finding a restrained by police in aurora, colorado. one of the most honest and war conversations that life had on the stream happened last year of the england football team. last italy, the wafer european championship. in a tense penalty shootout, 3 black england players missed the goal. the racial harassment and abuse they faced from some fans was so bad it made headlines. the week's former professional football player and also find tv present to c. j. thomas joined the string to talk about it. there was some, you play as a blue light. me and i looked up to an awful. this is something different as england team. i'm never been able to to associate myself with so so deeply and then, and then again we lost and we are from heroes. and everyone cheered on the black
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players to so the villains and gammon mon lubarski colors. and that seems to be the story all the time and i'm tired of it. i really am. i'm going to show my mike, he looked, you'll cover new as for don, robbie. and this is our new choice. i'm just going to try my way where the premise for the show happened. i, you see this is when it happened. have a look ah, is painful to play this, that this guy. i see, he can be disappointed with his team's performance. but why be oasis? exact for me, for me. ah, i wish we had the answer to that. i always say you can be critical, never personal. that i always say that he can be critical. it seem like you said,
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i work at a f tv and it's very much part of my job to, to criticize a team and, and analyze and have my opinion bonaire by ever personal. and i even said at the end of that video that you just, you just watch that i said in my outside i said, is, is awful that plays mr. padre free them fear and being black by pray i pray and pray and pray that has no racial abuse after this. and lo and behold, the next morning i wake up and all the plans have been racy, abused plays marcus rochefort, who i said again, and how to feed the country. he saw no work very close with on his body, double at all of his campaigns. he is an absolute gent and he's a role model, a super hero, in my opinion, dice, that's what he is. to me, the super easy moment to many kids. i don't know, be devastated. i've seen his mural b. b does face and words like the n word per on and go about your country. yes. has been great. what since that but that is not needed for me is, is, is, is awful. so let me just let the rest of the markers rush, read
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a mural at which would be from your it they, they covered up, they cover up the curse was pretty, pretty quickly and the insults pretty quickly. this conversation is not just about the ugliness though, that comes out of football. i would be remiss if i can show this rate. this is incredible. look at all of these people here, black lice matter, england, 3 lions and all these people saying what is happening in england right now with racism against english class boy. yeah. i yes not. right. does that, does that balance out your mood? does it got it's out the country for me? and they'll be honest. think i wish it did well. i really wish it did. i really wish it did because it looks all lovely now and you know what? it looked all lovely when was in the semi finals and was winning, but will always be reminded of our color when it, when things aren't going well and, and it all, it's good. everyone comes together for i'm. it is
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a nice gesture. it's nice to see people come together but people came together for the plasma movement, but nothing's changed. nothing's changed and, and, and that's the real truth of it will change really happen, in my opinion, no. and reinstalled and got the same question. the things improved since you stood up to racism and in football. and he was honest, i'm glad he was. he said no, as well as millions of campaigns out there right now. stop online hate hope united . solomon race is 0. racism a red card, kick it out. but if i'm honest, if it's not, if it's not effect in and the countries pockets or people's pockets, it's not going to change. i was lost on here speaking about the super league, the car force and how quick i last, right? yeah, exactly. had said we are not going to deal with racism anymore and they came out the same way they did for the civil inc. i meant june. what because you were not really talk about, i hit it every on you cheap. this is anthony brown. racism has always been here. i'm assuming as me,
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you in the u. k. it's normal to know how to know how awful that comment is, but how truthful is it is right. he's why i expected it. when psycho miss the last penalty to in, in the game against italy. i expected it. i should expect it. i was scared to travel home from london from a capital to go back to my house after that penalty miss. and i should never feel that i was born. he, but he's right. there is normal racism is known as countries is embedded in the pillars of, of culture in my opinion, fortifying culture, sorry and, and the u. k. a sad is sad, but well we can do is speak about it, cuz right now i don't see any changes happening. i'm going to bring in my colleague, we shall carry hand who hosted a stream episode about racism in english cricket, which on the conversation just as rachelle talks about the excuse is often made for not addressing racism in sport. think this is a problem that is an prevalent and a lot of sports the nfl,
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the national football league in the u. s. the 1st thing you'll hear about when there isn't a black had coaches. well, there weren't enough assistance. we didn't have the pipeline. well, you could fix that if you want to fix the pipeline. clearly there is a talent pool for, for a cricket not to be as white as it is. this is a choice. people are making lee. what worries me is that people in sport running sport, no, they need to fix things now because they're back. so against the wall. so there is some good that will come out of this because some things will be fixed. i mean, it's extraordinary that the murder of a black man in america on the protests, along the protest, hawkins around sport only that could lead to any action. and as alex said, then you shall one, even taking any notice of that a tall and bad. their case is actually that they're in isolation. but what worries me is around yoga. so the english cricket bold, you know, or beth had a diverse, diverse tape on the field in a world cup,
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semi final against new zealand. they're bringing to a new kind that's more inclusive in terms of gender and families, as well as wives. i called a 100, so some of the fact that they is working. but what about the past decade and are some of the administrators still in power and what were they doing at the time? what gets lee? so out 0 my deprived about the lack of block football coaches globally that i was heavily involved with. we might have in 2015. who else? i mean not 0, hasn't diversity in it's a newsrooms and it is production. who else was making programs as you've still got the same administrators, the same people in the board room making these the students and a lot of them in a k work like cosmetic, there's a lot of cosmetic changes. is the culture changing, evidently in the timing is institutional. i mean, what you're saying is that this is something that it is very foundation needs to change. it's not just shifting people on here and there are people that look the way you want them to look for what your cause is. right, alex?
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yeah, i just actually makes a great point. i've always said, unless people, we say they wanna have change and make change and they put live service out. people are sick and part of it now they've had enough. but when you look at the talk and i'm talking about the boards in level now, are you walking is predominately why middle age or older men that off in charge. and we are not privy to what happens in those meetings, but you can, you can sort of have, i guess, all the conversations that are going on in there. and so we're just going back to your point about, you know, especially with the asian guys, you know, playing, cricket, listen where i grew up in else filled ok in one's in south london and the cricket club, the i was affiliated with, honestly about 80 percent asian guys,
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and they play i representative age group stuff by side says you do not see that transferred when it comes to contracts. you just do not see it. you will see them be in use plain and 2nd thing, gains. and they're doing well just as good as that, why, counterpart. but when it comes to that contract, they're not getting it. i'm for meet us, i'm fit and you know, as, as a, as a, as a black man play it, you know, the majority of black kids would have had that conversation with it. that all the time it's that you have to be twice as good. if you get a fight saying and said she played for them 20 years ago, how many black cricketers for england and i think i you know, i, you know it well for a foreign you know, chris jordan. jeff raja thomas mills. i mean, that's how many i told you notice only
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a faint 7 or 8 planing 1st cause cricket at the moment when i, when i played in the ninety's, every county had at least 3 or 4. so as a young black man, i'm looking, i'm thinking, it's a close shot. there is an opportunity. you know, i'm going to give a go. if you look now and i work in a school, if you look now and obviously, you know, you have to have, you know, sky you'll or whatever to watch international cricket. the kids are not seeming, you know, the kids for you to talk to this great game or not so unit for my own book to alex kinda, i'm generalist, he likes, finally, people of color who love snow sports and with tiny minority, but they're making skiing and snowboarding, more inclusive, now i learn to ski as a team in italy, and this is my 1st ski path. now, i think it was a long time ago. 2 things i remember from this trip, the local, stammering at
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a little brown gl on the slopes and the presentation i had to put together to persuade my nigerian parents. let me go skiing with my classmates. experiences that guess what? no, no, up on a could totally relate. so we have similar backgrounds and my thoughts on a. yeah. and so i know, i know, you know. yeah. and i know it all about how, you know, in terms of like having to convince them that it was normal to, you know, prepare yourself down about it. you know, sometimes if you map out and, but like i said it actually tell them i just, you know, did it, and i came back. i told them mom it's been and now she even what company and so, but i definitely recognize that there's a lot of stereotypes and a lot of and even in the back community about what it's like to be like in the 1st now, i think people you know i like it and they're like,
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really is call with isn't it like we don't do that that with and so i think there's a lot of stereotypes within the community or african parents or not the game. and people have been being dangerous or expensive or was only for white people and those are just, you know, it's not the case. if people sit here and, and so i would say, i definitely understand what needs to break down the barriers. oh my, my director, just tell me he snows bulls, we've got a little black and brown club going on right here. that was he club going on here. i'm just looking at my laptop, emily, anne, and these figures really say pretty much everything about the u. s. a people of color who ski so 87.5 percent, a white, then 6 percent, asian, 5 percent latino. latina won't postpone point 5 percent black, $1.00 and then another 7 percent indigenous. you will see that this doesn't all add
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up to a 100 because some people are more than one category. ok? but the point is that up here, all the majority of people who ski and then not people of color. emily, how is how does that impact you when you all on the stripes? yeah, i would say it empowers me to be present and take up space a, you know, it's no accident. that skiing and snow spurts are predominantly white. just due to the pattern of settlement that occurred in the u. s. with red lining and forest migration and exclusion from natural areas and parks. and so it really is about going and reclaiming space. um and i'm sure um, lamont, you in probably agree 100 percent 100 percent. i looked at those figures as blacks were 14 percent of the population in the united states. and when i have
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gone to mount over the year they, i kind of quite frankly, accepted the fact that it was white majority sport. and then i was amongst the super minority in that space. but after a while they started question that and instead of just accepting it, figure, what can i, what do i have to say about what can i do about it? and that's why i created the skiing and colored collection. and i'm pleased with the reaction. there's been a lot of people i didn't realize were having this conversation prior to me painting the pieces that i have and i'm super happy that i can be just one voice in this narrative, like emily said to reclaim spaces, to re normalize and reconditioned what, where we think we belong or where others feel like we belong,
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just to change that narrative and flip the status quo. and what i'm going to show some of your pictures off here and i'll show you some more in a moment. so the, the picture just to the side of me here, this is you reclaiming places. they said so that it's okay for you to ski if you're black or snowboard, if you're black, a beautiful one piece here, a fist doing a one piece. and then this picture here of the gen skiing, it looks like a photograph. it's so beautiful. so this is some of your work where you're showing off images that people don't normally get to see when the on the slopes are not so much. what difference does that make ammonia you think? well, like it's often said, if you see it, you can be, i'm a strong believer in representation. my role is to exercise representation through my artwork. it's going to take a lot of voices to change the narrative. i've been told by many people as they've
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discovered me in this space, it's a long road, and i me the mediately let them know that that's fine. black abroad people are used to long roads. i'm not going anywhere right now. i'm in a place where i'm promoting the area of of, of changing what is normal and outdoor spaces, mountain spaces in nature and whatnot. and one day i hope to be just presenting images that are maintaining diversity that's lacking. so quite frankly, if we can invite black brown people into nature more often, nature will take care of us and will in turn take care of nature. i'm just going to show you, go, go ahead emily. i agree. yeah. you know, as well, mine is saying this is about developing a connection with your inner self as well as the natural world. you know, it is really important. barton brown, people make up a significant part of the population globally. and you know, we're in the midst of
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