It has finally happened. You are adrift. A raft of badly lashed-together memories and a few fairly buoyant facts: That watercraft is you. But thanks to an article in The Brown Daily Herald, the Ivy League university's student paper, you are listing badly. You are at sea.
Although the most recent example of activist black athletes, the Missouri players were not alone. From the "Ferguson Five" of the NFL's St. Louis Rams -- to basketball players such as LeBron James, black athletes have shown a willingness to wade into hot-button political and social issues.