Three Generations of Athlete Activists

Oct 24, 2017, 10:00 AM

This week, three generations of activist athletes take the stage at Wake Forest University. It's me your Edge of Sports host Dave Zirin, interviewing 1968 Olympic legend John Carlos, former NBA player - who knows something about being "blackballed" - Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, and Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad. If only there was something to talk about in the world of sports and politics.Also, I have some choice words about what the NFL players truly won after their meeting this week with NFL owners.Special thanks to Melissa Harris-Perry, Shanta Covington and Rolisa Tutwiler at Wake Forest.Dr. John Carlos, '68 OlympianREAD: The John Carlos StoryMahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Former NBA PlayerFollow on TwitterIbtihaj Muhammad, USA Fencing Olympic MedalistFollow on TwitterZirin, Colin Kaepernick Was Mocked and Threatened for Taking a Knee. He's Also Winning.https://www.thenation.com/article/colin-kaepernick-was-mocked-and-threatened-for-taking-a-knee-hes-also-winning/—http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE)—Music: Examination - Del the Funky Homosapien | Super Lyrical - Big Pun Feat. Black Thought | Mental Flux - Clokworx | Power of Equality - Red Hot Chili Peppers | MC's Act Like They Don't Know - KRS One | Git Up Git Out - Outkast Feat. Goodie Mobb | Hot Sex - A Tribe Called Quest | Keep it Thoro - Prodigy | NBA (Never Broke Again) - Joe Budden Feat. Wiz Khalifa & French Montana | The Wire Theme