The 2006 Football World Cup offers a timely opportunity to consider the wider social and political implications of sport in general and football in particular, with particular reference to the racial dimension to sporting competition. Now of course, Dr Frances Cress-Welsing in her much acclaimed book, ‘The Isis Papers’ (1991), provided an in-depth psychological analysis of the racial/sexual symbolism of a variety of sports. Similarly, Abdullah Nazir Uhuru in his excellent book ‘Killing “Me” $oftly’ (2005), provides an insightful analysis of football, drawing upon Cress-Welsing’s work. The aim of this essay is to build upon these works and also to assist Afrikans to understand that, life is politics and everything in life is political, therefore sport has a politicised and racialised dimension to it, just like all other forms of people activity.
We are at War
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Even in 2015, the back and forth posturing is still frustratingly prevalent in the industry.
Boxing is one of the oldest sports there is and as such carries a lot of history, baggage and in some senses, old school ways.
There are many unfair and unwanted stereotypes associated with the sport regarding things like corruption and fixing, which in my view are totally inaccurate, uneducated and prejudice slurs pointed at the sport in today’s time of 2015.
I can’t comment on how things were in the past but what I can comment on is today’s time and since I got started out in boxing journalism over the last few years.
The sport is now run essentially by global TV networks, sports management companies and sports promotional companies. In 2015, you just would not get away with mass corruption in any sport anymore – you’d be found out.
I’m not saying … Read More
Although you may assume law is a dry topic, it deeply influences culture. Be sturdy and know that the only particular person’s judgement who issues is God’s. Civil law seeks to resolve non-felony disputes equivalent to disagreements over the that means of contracts, property possession, divorce, little one custody, and damages for personal and property injury.
Sometimes a sternly worded letter from a lawyer can put some fear into such folks. If in case you have been injured in an accident and you want to file a law swimsuit seeking damages, you have to the companies of a civil lawyer specializing in private damage lawsuits.
Perhaps as a result of these are courageous men who fought for England, others much less brave, or indeed fraudsters dressed and behaved like those heroes to claim undeserved pensions and privileges made it illegal to impersonate a Chelsea pensioner; at one time this was … Read More
For sustaining law and order in a society, there have to be guidelines that must be followed in order that those which have completed the incorrect deeds in their lives get their reward. Panamanian laws require that 90% of a company’s workers be Panamanian residents, or married to a Panamanian, or overseas persons residing here for at the least 10 years. If you wish to stay in your society you could assume and accept the laws (axioms) of your Judicial System, even when they’re completely different in other countries.
A lot depends upon what nation you might be in, the laws they’ve on such matters. Each slander and libel are thought-about ‘torts’, and carry with them legal penalties (a tort is a authorized suit beneath civil laws). Who knows what people in the future will think of a few of our laws at this time.
Robert: I am failing to … Read More