Run Your Mouth
On Race and Running: with Russell Dinkins
Welcome back to Run Your Mouth! This week’s episode is different in a few ways- it’s a crossover episode with the Citius Mag Podcast, we recorded it remotely via Zoom, and it’s a bit more serious in tone than most episodes of RYM. Our guest this week is Russell Dinkins, a member of Princeton Class of 2013 and a professional runner for the New York Athletic Club. Russell is a 1:46 800 meter runner and multiple-time Heps champion, and he’s also been a vocal advocate on issues of race and racism, most recently as they pertain to the recent decision by Brown University to cut its men’s cross-country and track teams. You can read the university’s announcement here: https://www.brown.edu/news/2020-05-28/athletics-excellence Russell’s piece here: https://medium.com/@dancingdinks/brown-university-if-you-were-actually-serious-about-racial-justice-you-would-not-be-cutting-the-d9e698b707e1 And David’s piece here: http://citiusmag.com/open-letter-to-brown-university-president-christina-paxson/ Hope you enjoy this episode and that it makes you think. Stay well, and stay in the loop!
Duration: 1 hr 21 min