Why the athlete strikes matter

Workers have forgotten their strength. They need all the reminders they can get.

Something remarkable happened last evening as news broke that athletes playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, and then the entire NBA, and then the WNBA, MLB, and MLS were refusing to work in protest of ongoing police violence: people became incredibly confused. The New York Times called what they were doing a boycott, which is what happens when consumers ref…

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