NHL players empowered to speak out like never before
‘My dignity is not for sale’
“'I think athletes are realizing they don’t have to be a pawn in the system. And I think they’re realizing that they do have power,' said Dr. Ketra Armstrong, a University of Michigan professor of sport management and the director of the Center for Race & Ethnicity in Sport in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
"Armstrong believes social media has become a powerful platform for athletes to speak out without it being filtered through the media.
“'There was a time that they were muted because of the financial implications and sports teams were muted because of the potential loss of sponsors,' she said. 'But now, they’re willing to lose that. It’s just that important that they’re willing to say ‘My dignity is not for sale. This is what I stand for.’ ”
Read full article, by David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal