Tear down Hayward Field – a monument to dead white males

Ken Goe of the Oregonian has an interesting piece on the arguments the teardown supporters are trying to get traction with, here:

“Hayward Field is a special place, but let’s not get too precious about a stadium. We need to ask ourselves, which history exactly are we clinging so tightly to? If we’re being honest, it’s primarily a history of white distance-runner dudes, a single story of track and field anchored by [Steve] Prefontaine and Bowerman—characters who can do no wrong after death, who only get larger with time and marketing dollars.”

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