Running It Back – Blackballed – The 2014 Clippers and Donald Sterling

We are deeply saddened by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many other black men and women at the hands of police. We plan to cover the emerging trends of civil unrest, increased awareness of race and social justice, and how this relates to learning, media, and future trends in future episodes of Trending in Education.

For today’s show, we’re releasing an upcoming episode of Running It Back with Tarlin Ray and Mike Palmer where we break down Blackballed, the new Quibi short-form docuseries about the 2014 Los Angeles Clippers and the Donald Sterling scandal. What leadership lessons can be learned from the Sterling incident and the responses by Doc Rivers, Chris Paul, Adam Silver, and Matt Barnes, among others? What parallels can be drawn between the reaction to the Sterling scandal and the response to George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter movement that have been activated on a global scale today?

We don’t reach any tidy answers to the current situation, but by running it back to the story of the Clippers in 2014, we gain relevant insights that help grant us perspective on the challenging times we’re living in today. Thank you for listening.

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