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United States: we don't just knock down statues


AT A GLANCE - Certain franchises in North American sport are accused of conveying imagery with colonialist overtones.

By Ugo Curty (La Tribune de Genève)

The black anger does not weaken on the other side of the Atlantic. Friday, June 19, waves of protesters swept the streets of major cities in the United States. There were tens of thousands to commemorate the liberation of the last slaves 155 years ago today in Texas.

NBA strike?

Sport is at the forefront of this social movement that sways the certainties of Uncle Sam. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been unemployed since he knelt to protest against police violence. It was four years ago already. In recent weeks, many NBA stars have swapped the waxed floors for the pavement of the dispute. Some big names in basketball would even consider boycotting the recovery in late July to raise the tone.

The racial issue does not stop with individual athletes. The face of US sport may change in the future. Several franchises are pointed out, accused of

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