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Olympian John Carlos: ‘If You’re Famous and You’re Black, You Have to Be An Activist’ 

By Sameer Rao Back in 1968, sprinter John Carlos’ decision to stand for racial justice and raise his black-gloved fist during the Olympics’ medal ceremony led to a backlash that ultimately cost him his marriage. “My wife and kids were tormented,” Carlos wrote in … Continue reading

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