In this powerful and historically relevant segment, Keith Olbermann passionately urges the NCAA and other American sports leagues such as the NFL and the NBA to boycott the state of Indiana over its anti-gay “religious exemption” law.
Making it clear that sports have “always been political”, he draws past parallels such as Jackie Robinson and other black sports figures who stood their ground and transcended racial boundaries and pushed America towards equality, imploring sports leagues to do the same and send a strong message to Indiana Republicans that there discrimination of LGBT Americans will not be tolerated.
Keith Olbermann should be commended for standing up on behalf of our gay brothers and sisters with this powerful and relevant video.
Watch it here:
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.