Maxwell Assistant Professor Thorson Details Conservative Views in Sporting World
With the anthem protests at the forefront, politics and sports may have never been so intertwined. For the Washington Post, Maxwell School and Political Science Professor Emily Thorson wrote of this clash, and how the conservative nature of the sporting world is shining through.
“American sports culture is still — largely, if often invisibly — a conservative space,” she wrote. “This will no doubt come as a surprise to fans, presidents and pundits enraged by the waves of NFL players and teams protesting during the national anthem — and to those who see some sort of nefarious liberal bias lurking among the sports media.”