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PBS NEWSHOUR

How athletes have used activism to level the playing field

  • Aired: 09/19/2017
  • 06:41
  • Rating: NR
James Blake may have climbed to the top of the tennis world, ranking number four in the world before retiring in 2013, but being a former pro athlete wasn’t enough to insulate him from being inappropriately accosted by a New York cop. The incident made him rethink his role as a citizen-athlete and led him to write a book, “Ways of Grace.” Blake joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss sports and activism.
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James Blake, former tennis pro, got inappropriately accosted by a New York cop.
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