In this course we have defined politics broadly and in different ways and we have examined how different athletes—including, Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King, and Bill Walton, have intersected with politics in a variety of ways.  Describe how each of them can be understood as political.  In each case be sure to highlight what actions they took, statements they made, and any other way in which they can be understood as having political significance.  In your conclusion, be sure to explain which of the three, in your view, had the most significant political impact and why?

Be sure to back up your claims with evidence drawn from the readings.  Please use parenthetical citations, with the author’s last name and page numbers.  There is no need for a “Works Cited” page.  

The essay must be 1000-1500 words. Readings are attached below