46 minutes | Feb 18, 2021

More Than the Game: Discussing Blackness in Sports w/ Ross Jackson & Candace Cooper

Locked On Presents: More Than the Game. returns with part two of our series of interviews, conversations, and roundtables covering opportunity, activism, protest, and Black history in sports. In this episode Ross Jackson of Locked On Saints and Candace Cooper of Locked On Tar Heels discuss the duality around covering Blackness in the sports media space. How to balance having a platform to say what you feel while both managing and meeting outside expectations. Candace and Ross discuss their experience opening up about Blackness in sports, the tricky balance of expectation and the thin line beyond which representation results in marginalization, and how to continue to speak out on issues that matter to Black media members and their community. Genuineness and authenticity set the tone for this conversation on race and why it should be a part of the conversation across the world of sports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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