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Dr. Johnny Smith explores the legacy of football coach Vince Lombardi.


According to Johnny Smith, Shaw Assistant Professor in Sports, Society, and Technology, the legendary Green Bay Packers coach disliked protests, but he was a champion for racial justice.  In a recent article in Slate magazine, Dr. Smith explores the complexities of Lombardi's views.  Smith asserts that "Lombardi’s politics never fit neatly into a single ideological box. A man of contradictions, he embodied a mixture of conservative and liberal impulses."  

Read the article in Slate.