Why They're Not Calling It a Strike

Acknowledging that most of us are workers and workers can withhold their labor is a stark challenge to the status quo. It also doesn't happen all that often.

Wednesday was an unprecedented day that will go down in sports—and American—history. In response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI, NBA players went on strike, postponing the playoffs. WNBA players also refused to play, with the Washington Mystics showing up to their scheduled game with seven bullet holes painted on their backs (a ref…

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