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Race Played Role in Vick Coverage, Critics Say


Michael Vick, suspended quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, pleaded guilty on Monday to a felony charge for running a dogfighting ring on his Virginia property. The case has pushed animal cruelty into the limelight and spurred a national conversation about race and justice.

Michael S. Schmidt, reporter for The New York Times

Dave Zirin, columnist for SLAM magazine; regular contributor to The Nation; and author, Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports

Ron Thomas, director of Morehouse College's Journalism and Sports Program

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