This is the blog for History 128, Claremont McKenna College, fall 2013. It is open only to students enrolled in the class. Please use this blog to post articles and links related to the themes of the course. You can also post comments or questions on our readings, reflections on outside events that you attend, and notices of upcoming events of interest to the class. To generate discussion, please also read and comment on other postings. Check back regularly for updates!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Michael Sam and the NFL
I'm not sure if anyone still reads this...but as many of you know, college football star Michael Sam recently came out prior to the NFL draft. He is the first openly gay football player, and some NFL sources say that this will hurt his status in the draft. Here's a great clip that a friend posted on Facebook.
Some interesting points are that Hansen acknowledges his own discomfort and inability to relate to gay men, and he also quotes Audre Lorde!