ESPN Launches New Show Tracking ‘Pervasive Racism in Sports’ Despite Disney Pledge to Limit Wokeness

ESPN is launching a new show that explores “racism” in sports, even as the station’s owner, Disney, promises to reduce its hard drive to the far left in the culture wars.

The new series is led by radical activist Ibram X. Kendi and is titled “ in-game skinsaccording to FOX News.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi speaks on stage at the world premiere of Netflix’s “Stamped from the Beginning” held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox during the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario. . (Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images, Netflix)

The ESPN+ series “explores and challenges racism in sports and reveals how pervasive racism is in sports, challenging the ideologies and institutions of various governing bodies,” the network said. insisted.

“We hope that through this series, people will not only see their favorite athletes, but also understand the issues of racism that persist in sports and society,” Kendi said. Said Axios in an interview published on October 2nd.

“There are ways in which we all understand how racism works, and there are ways in which we all don’t,” he added.

The new series comes more than a month after Disney CEO Bob Iger pledged that the entertainment giant would begin undoing the radical leftism of the past decade.

Bob Iger attends a basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns at Arena on April 20, 2023 in Los Angeles.

Bob Iger attends a basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns at Arena on April 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

In a meeting with the company’s investors, Mr. Iger promised to “silence the noise” of Disney’s efforts to join the culture wars.

But teaming up with Kendi appears to be the opposite of “silencing” Disney’s far-left political agenda. Kendi is also a radical racist, and his Anti-Racism Research Center is under investigation for a series of wrongdoings.

Kendi faced organizational charges and was forced to fire more than half of the staff at the Boston University-based Awakened organization. dysfunction and waste The donation amounted to $43 million.

ESPN’s new programming also comes as the network continues to make significant cuts and layoffs among its employees, some of whom have been with the company for years.

Disney has also suffered severe losses, and many suspect it has something to do with the company’s hyper-woke policies.

Disney, like much of the entertainment industry, has suffered from a crash in the advertising market as companies cut back on advertising due to rising inflation.

Disney’s financial concerns stem from the company’s increasing embrace of extreme woke agendas, transgenderism, and critical race theory, especially in children’s entertainment.As Breitbart News recently reported, the Disney+ streaming channel series A proud family: louder and prouder In the latest episode, he caused controversy by pushing for reparations for slavery, claiming that America was founded on “white supremacy” and that racism “has not yet been atoned for.”

All these pressures are compounded by repeated box office disappointments as high-profile productions such as; Lightyear, Enchantment, Mulan, Strange World, Some people just don’t live up to expectations in the theater. Needless to say, the company’s much-hyped streaming service is not yet profitable.

The company also opposes recent education legislation in Florida, home of the Disney World theme parks, that seeks to force the state to allow young schoolchildren to be exposed to radical gender politics. He then lost a series of political battles. Special taxation and autonomy.

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