Shaun Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication and Faculty Advisor for the Institute of Business Ethics and Sustainability at Loyola Marymount University. His teaching and research interests are focused on the effective use of corporate social responsibility within and outside of organizations, particularly, sport organizations. Shaun was was interviewed by KQED Newsroom, regarding Sports and Racial Justice and the recent athlete protests and where we go from here?
Shooting of Jacob Blake Spurs Athletes to Boycott Games (YouTube 18:20)
“On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team boycotted their playoff game against the Orlando Magic to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man shot in the back seven times by a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The shooting has spurred protests, some of which turned violent on Tuesday night. Wisconsin’s governor ordered the deployment of National Guard troops to Kenosha and on Wednesday, the Justice Department announced it would open a civil rights investigation. The walkout by the Bucks led to the cancellation of NBA playoff games on Wednesday and Thursday. It also inspired athletes in other sports to join in solidarity, including the cancellation of three WNBA basketball games, five Major League Soccer games and three Major League Baseball games, including one with the San Francisco Giants. Four NHL Stanley Cup playoff games were also postponed on Thursday and Friday after hockey players on the eight teams in the playoffs joined in solidarity to protest systemic racism and to use their sport “to influence positive change in society.'” – KQED Newsroom