Jemele Hill recently raised the question in an Atlantic article: “Should Black Athletes Stop Entertaining Us? She suggested that they have the leverage to force society to address social justice issues, as, of course, defined by her and others on the Left.
But her article raises two questions. First, do Black professional athletes actually have the leverage, at the moment, that she assumes? Second, do the American people desire to transfer political control of our social polices from elected officials to groups of professional athletes?