The settlement includes payouts to as many as 90 former Oakland cheerleaders who were paid less than the minimum wage. But wage theft remains a big problem both in sports and other American workplaces.
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"Every time the slur is promoted on the public airwaves even in a non-critical way by a journalist, it is an endorsement of the continued use of this slur," the letter from groups that have led campaigns against the name says.
Indira Kaljo, a Muslim-American basketball player who has sought the right to wear a hijab during European professional games, says a ban on religious wear is forcing players like her to choose between basketball and their faith.