That headline isn’t clever, but damned if it doesn’t do the job. Journalist Ben Osborne made me comfortable enough to speak in my own language, to cry, and to wax on the talismanic quality of jerseys in my life, and then set it up with feathery sentences like this:
Sports also carry the nostalgic symbolism of youthful innocence. “One of the best moments was always when you got your jersey, your number. I’d just want to wear it all the time,” … “Jerseys were sacred objects for me.”
Some interviews I’ve done leave me feeling that the person missed the point of even talking to me. Not this time. Check out the lede:
The irony has always troubled Raafi Rivero. “People love Black athletes,” he said. “But they don’t love Black people.”
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 7, 2021
And it looks ill in print.
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