The Institute for
Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Dr. Richard Lapchick, Director
Every week, we collect and publish a summary of all news articles regarding Racism in Sport and Human Trafficking, both domestically and internationally. Click "Read More" to see monthly summaries, as well as all summaries dating back to January 2014.
Latest: Human Trafficking
DOMESTIC (November 13 - 19, 2017)
Red Sand Project at Tougaloo: From Message to Movement
- (Tougaloo, MS) Tougaloo College will become part of a global art initiative Tuesday aimed at raising awareness about modern-day slavery and exploitation. The red sand project sends red sand art packs to use on cracks on the sidewalks, and then encourages people to send in their photos of it. It is supposed to symbolize the people who have fallen through the cracks.
Church to Host Anti-Human Trafficking Training
- (Brentwood, TN) Just after a big sting in human trafficking in Tennessee, a church is now hosting anti-human trafficking training to combat the problem. A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent will lead the training.
INTERNATIONAL (November 13 - 19, 2017)
Delhi Court Directs Government to Extradite Uzbek Woman to Face Human Trafficking Proceedings
- (India) A Delhi court has ordered an extradition of an Uzbek fugitive so that she can face trial for her crimes in a human trafficking case. She proclaims that she has been falsely implicated and is innocent.
Human Trafficking in the Mediterranean Sea is Spiraling Out of Control
- (No Dateline) An op-ed piece of how the issue of human trafficking is becoming worse all along the Mediterranean Sea. Human Traffickers have exploited the refugee crisis for their own gain in the region.
Racism in Sport (November 20-26, 2017)
Coach quits over racist tweets aimed at black NASCAR driver
- In Wisconsin, Cambridge High School golf coach Brent Nottestad resigned on Thursday and apologized for a series of racist tweets aimed at an African-American NASCAR driver Darrell Wallace Jr. In one of his tweets Nottestad referred to the number ”1423,” which the Anti-Defamation League says is associated with a white supremacist prison gang. Nottestad says his choice of the number was random.
UM to host talk with Ford CEO, ex-NFL commissioner on sports, racism
- On Tuesday, Ford Motor Co. CEO and a former UM athletics director Jim Hackett and former National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue joined UM Director of Athletics Warde Manuel for a discussion about the intersection of sports, society and public policy. Topics included racial discrimination and how Title IX has impacted gender equity in sports.