WRITING COLUMN / Brittney Griner is guilty only for pursuing a salary that matches her skill - CBC
  • Morgan Campbell (Canada)

In this piece, the author reflects on the reasons why Brittney Griner, the WNBA athlete detained in Russia, was in Russia in the first place. Shocking wage disparity between men and women force many female basketball players to search for better job opportunities. For players like Griner, a contract in Russia means a seven-figure salary and a chance at generational wealth. CBC Senior contributor Morgan Campbell spent his last two years at the Star authoring the Sports Prism initiative, a weekly feature covering the intersection of sports, race, business, politics and culture. Morgan is also a TedX lecturer, and a frequent contributor to several CBC platforms, including the extremely popular and sorely-missed Sports Culture Panel on CBC Radio Q.



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