Does NFL Violence Disproportionally Affect Black Men?

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On Jan. 2, 2023, Damar Hamlin, a Buffalo Bills defensive back, made a tackle, got up, then collapsed from a cardiac arrest. Hamlin was rushed to the hospital, and the Monday Night Football game was suspended.

A recent article in Scientific America by Duke University professor Tracie Canada was subtitled: The “terrifyingly ordinary” nature of football’s violence

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