Carron J. Phillips Biography
Carron J. Phillips is a sports writer, Race & Social Issues columnist for Deadspin. He is a former columnist for The Shadow League and New York Daily News. Other publications he has been associated with includes; The Maven Report, Black Sports Network.com, Score Atlanta , Marietta Daily Journal and NPR.
He was named Journalist of the Year by the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists in 2016. He is a 2019 and 2020 National Association of Black Journalists Award Winner as well as a Pulitzer nominee.
How Old is Carron Phillips DeadSpin
Carron is 40 years old, he was born in 1983 in Saginaw, Michigan.
Carron J. Phillips Education
Phillips graduated from Morehouse College with honors in 2006 with a B.A. in African-American Studies. He then joined graduate school at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Carron J. Phillips Wife
Despite being a public figure, Carron has kept his personal life private. There is no available information available about his marital status or his family.
Carron J. Phillips DeadSpin
Carron Phillips is a Deadspin writer and senior editor, a position he assumed in March 2020. He is a former senior columnist for The Shadow League where he wrote all about sports, race, culture, politics and social issues. In addition he served as a columnist for New York Daily News where he focused on the intersection of Social Issues, Race and Sports.
He began his career as a prep stringer for The Marietta Daily Journal where he covered Preps football in the Metro Atlanta Area. He then served as a sports blogger roundtable guest contributoR for NPR. He has also worked for other corporations including The Daily Orange as a Beat Writer, The Salt Lake Tribune as a Sports Writer, TheNewsHouse.com as a Beat writer for Syracuse Men’s Basketball Team & covered Football Media Day.
He also interned at The Post Standard as a sports writer. He served as a contributing online writer for SLAM Magazine for non-traditional editorial pieces such as “The Diary of a Black Duke Fan” & “Gil Is Alright With Me”.
He joined Mlive.com in 2012 as a freelance sports writer as well as a full time general assignment reporter where ge covered basketball, football, cross country, baseball, softball, swimming, golf and tennis throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. He served in that position for 2 years before leaving to join The News Dispatch as an assistant sports editor.
He then joined The News Journal Media Group as an enterprise sports reporter where he covered Sixers, Delaware 87ers, Eagles, Phillies, University of Delaware, Delaware State, Wilmington Blue Rocks, prep sport and wrote feature and enterprise stories. He was then promoted to engagement editor where he managed the editorial page of The News Journal/Delaware Online and writing editorials and columns that spark conversations and debates that discuss race, politics, education, current events and pop culture that effect and influence the state of Delaware.
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Carron J. Phillips Kansas City Chiefs Fan
On Monday, November 27, Carron published an article on Deadspin calling out a young fan for allegedly wearing ‘black face and a native headdress’, the article entitled “The NFL needs to speak out against the Kansas City Chiefs fan in Black face, Native headdress”. He alleged that the young fan had found a way to hate Black people and the Native Americans at the same time.
In the article he alleged that despite the fans age “who taught that person that what they were wearing was appropriate?” He added that NFL was to blame as it’s their responsibility ” to stop racism and hate from being taught in the home, they are a league that has relentlessly participated in prejudice. If the NFL had outlawed the chop at Chiefs games and been more aggressive in changing the team’s name, then we wouldn’t be here.”
The article was however met with mixed feelings as most people felt that the young fan was paying tribute to the Kansas City Chiefs. Some sources claim that the fan was only five years old.
After the backlash Carron doubled down on his criticism as many social media users pointed that the young fan was not in ‘black face’ but had his face painted red and black. He tweeted “For the idiots in my mentions who are treating this as some harmless act because the other side of his face was painted red, I could make the argument that it makes it even worse. Y’all are the ones who hate Mexicans but wear sombreros on Cinco.”
Why is @Deadspin @carronJphillips trying to ruin this little kid’s life? They’re accusing him of blackface but conveniently left out his full face which was painted for the game https://t.co/kFfgAL4aDH pic.twitter.com/750u5sfETE
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) November 28, 2023