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Both Houses have passed it unanimously under President Bush and President Obama, but neither president took action on a formal pardon.

“President Obama has never said why he didn’t pardon Jack Johnson when Congress unanimously asked him to do so. The senators and congressmen pushing this pardon are apparently hoping that a re-elected President Obama sees this differently than he did in his first term,” said O’Donnell. “One hundred years after Jack Johnson’s conviction in court, justice for the first African-American heavyweight champion is up to the first African-American president.”

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No African-American head coaches hired in 2013 - NFL.com →

The head coaching carousel stopped spinning Thursday night with the hire of Bruce Arians of the Arizona Cardinals. The selection is great news for a lifer like Arians, but it may hit home a troubling statistic for African-American coaches around the league.

None of the eight new NFL head coaches are African-American. The number of African-American head coaches in the NFL will drop from five to three in 2012 after Lovie Smith and Romeo Crennel lost their jobs.

New York’s WNYW Fox 5 news anchor makes a joke about Jeremy Lin’s eyes

(via COLORLINES)

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We’d wonder what they were thinking but that would assume they were thinking.

Via ESPN:

Last night, ESPN.com’s mobile web site posted an offensive headline referencing Jeremy Lin at 2:30 am ET. The headline was removed at 3:05 am ET. We are conducting a complete review of our cross-platform editorial procedures and are determining appropriate disciplinary action to ensure this does not happen again. We regret and apologize for this mistake.

The Racist Redskins by Michael Tomasky | The New York Review of Books

Showdown: JFK and the Integration of the Washington Redskins by Thomas G. Smith