Race in American Sports

Essays
Author: James L. Conyers, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476615845
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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These essays critically examine the issue of race in college and professional sports, beginning with the effects of stereotypes on black female college athletes, and the self-handicapping of black male college athletes. Also discussed is the movement of colleges between NCAA designated conferences, and the economic impact and effects on academics for blacks. An essay on baseball focuses on changes in Brooklyn during the Jackie Robinson years, and another essay on how the Leland Giants became a symbol of racial pride. Other essayists discuss the use of American Indian mascots, the Jeremy Lin spectacle surrounding Asians in pro sports, the need to hire more NFL coaches of color, and ideals of black male masculinity in boxing.

Separate Games

African American Sport behind the Walls of Segregation
Author: David K. Wiggins,Ryan Swanson
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 1610756002
Category: History
Page: 310
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Winner of the 2017 NASSH Book Award for best edited collection. The hardening of racial lines during the first half of the twentieth century eliminated almost all African Americans from white organized sports, forcing black athletes to form their own teams, organizations, and events. This separate sporting culture, explored in the twelve essays included here, comprised much more than athletic competition; these “separate games” provided examples of black enterprise and black self-help and showed the importance of agency and the quest for racial uplift in a country fraught with racialist thinking and discrimination. The significance of this sporting culture is vividly showcased in the stories of the Cuban Giants baseball team, basketball’s New York Renaissance Five, the Tennessee State Tigerbelles track-and-field team, black college football’s Turkey Bowl Classic, car racing’s Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, Negro League Baseball’s East-West All-Star game, and many more. These teams, organizations, and events made up a vibrant national sporting complex that remained in existence until the integration of sports beginning in the late 1940s. Separate Games explores the fascinating ways sports helped bind the black community and illuminate race pride, business acumen, and organizational abilities.

Race and Sport

The Struggle for Equality on and Off the Field
Author: Charles K. Ross
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578068975
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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An examination of the connection between race and sport in America

In the Game

Race, Identity, and Sports in the Twentieth Century
Author: Amy Bass
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403965707
Category: History
Page: 273
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A collection of essays by top critics and thinkers considers the impact that sports has on societal perceptions about race, in a volume that explores such topics as boxer Joe Louis's iconic status during the Jim Crow era, the contributions of African Americans to the NFL during the 1970s, and Native American sports team mascots.

Darwin's Athletes

How Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race
Author: John Milton Hoberman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395822920
Category: Social Science
Page: 341
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A provocative, disturbing, and important look at society's distorted fixation on African-American athletic achievement discredits the American myth that sports provide an escape from the ghetto and many other common beliefs about athletics and racial equality. Reprint.

Sports and the Racial Divide

African American and Latino Experience in an Era of Change
Author: Michael E. Lomax
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1617030465
Category: African American athletes
Page: 220
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With essays by Ron Briley, Michael Ezra, Sarah K. Fields, Billy Hawkins, Jorge Iber, Kurt Kemper, Michael E. Lomax, Samuel O. Regalado, Richard Santillan, and Maureen Smith This anthology explores the intersection of race, ethnicity, and sports and analyzes the forces that shaped the African American and Latino sports experience in post-World War II America. Contributors reveal that sports often reinforced dominant ideas about race and racial supremacy but that at other times sports became a platform for addressing racial and social injustices. The African American sports experience represented the continuation of the ideas of Black Nationalism--racial solidarity, black empowerment, and a determination to fight against white racism. Three of the essayists discuss the protest at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. In football, baseball, basketball, boxing, and track and field, African American athletes moved toward a position of group strength, establishing their own values and simultaneously rejecting the cultural norms of whites. Among Latinos, athletic achievement inspired community celebrations and became a way to express pride in ethnic and religious heritages as well as a diversion from the work week. Sports was a means by which leadership and survival tactics were developed and used in the political arena and in the fight for justice.Michael E. Lomax is associate professor of health and sport studies at the University of Iowa and the author of Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860-1901: Operating by Any Means Necessary.Kenneth L. Shropshire is David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and director of the school's Sports Business initiative.

Race in Cuba

Essays on the Revolution and Racial Inequality
Author: N.A
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1583673210
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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As a young militant in the 26th of July Movement, Esteban Morales Domínguez participated in the overthrow of the Batista regime and the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. The revolutionaries, he understood, sought to establish a more just and egalitarian society. But Morales Dominguez, an Afro-Cuban, knew that the complicated question of race could not be ignored, or simply willed away in a post-revolutionary context. Today, he is one of Cuba’s most prominent Afro-Cuban intellectuals and its leading authority on the race question. Available for the first time in English, the essays collected here describe the problem of racial inequality in Cuba, provide evidence of its existence, constructively criticize efforts by the Cuban political leadership to end discrimination, and point to a possible way forward. Morales Dominguez surveys the major advancements in race relations that occurred as a result of the revolution, but does not ignore continuing signs of inequality and discrimination. Instead, he argues that the revolution must be an ongoing process and that to truly transform society it must continue to confront the question of race in Cuba.

Sport and the Color Line

Black Athletes and Race Relations in Twentieth-century America
Author: Patrick B. Miller,David Kenneth Wiggins
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415946117
Category: History
Page: 382
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The year 2003 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of W.E.B. Du Bois' "Souls of Black Folk," in which he declared that "the color line" would be the problem of the twentieth century. Half a century later, Jackie Robinson would display his remarkable athletic skills in "baseball's great experiment." Now, "Sport and the Color Line" takes a look at the last century through the lens of sports and race, drawing together articles by many of the leading figures in Sport Studies to address the African American experience and the history of race relations. The history of African Americans in sport is not simple, and it certainly did not begin in 1947 when Jackie Robinson first donned a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform. The essays presented here examine the complexity of black American sports culture, from the organization of semi-pro baseball and athletic programs at historically black colleges and universities, to the careers of individual stars such as Jack Johnson and Joe Louis, to the challenges faced by black women in sports. What are today's black athletes doing in the aftermath of desegregation, or with the legacy of Muhammad Ali's political stance? The essays gathered here engage such issues, as well as the paradoxes of corporate sport and the persistence of scientific racism in the athletic realm.

Authentically Black

Essays for the Black Silent Majority
Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592400461
Category: Social Science
Page: 279
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A new collection of thought-provoking essays by the best-selling author of Losing the Race examines what it means to be black in modern-day America, addressing such issues as racial profiling, the reparations movement, film and TV stereotypes, diversity, affirmative action, and hip-hop, while calling for the advancement of true racial equality. Reprint.

One by One from the Inside Out

Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America
Author: Glenn C. Loury
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 332
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Argues against racial political practices that promote "correctness" rather than directly addressing racial problems, encouraging consideration based upon actual merit

Commodified and Criminalized

New Racism and African Americans in Contemporary Sports
Author: David J. Leonard,C. Richard King, Washington State University
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442206793
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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Commodified and Criminalized examines the centrality of sport to discussions of racial ideologies and racist practices in the 21st century. It disputes familiar refrains of racial progress, arguing that athletes sit in a contradictory position masked by the logics of new racism and dominant white racial frames. Contributors discuss athletes ranging from Tiger Woods and Serena Williams to Freddy Adu and Shani Davis.

Black, White, and in Color

Essays on American Literature and Culture
Author: Hortense J. Spillers
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226769790
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 552
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Black, White, and in Color offers a long-awaited collection of major essays by Hortense Spillers, one of the most influential and inspiring black critics of the past twenty years. Spanning her work from the early 1980s, in which she pioneered a broadly poststructuralist approach to African American literature, and extending through her turn to cultural studies in the 1990s, these essays display her passionate commitment to reading as a fundamentally political act-one pivotal to rewriting the humanist project. Spillers is best known for her race-centered revision of psychoanalytic theory and for her subtle account of the relationships between race and gender. She has also given literary criticism some of its most powerful readings of individual authors, represented here in seminal essays on Ralph Ellison, Gwendolyn Brooks, and William Faulkner. Ultimately, the essays collected in Black, White, and in Color all share Spillers's signature style: heady, eclectic, and astonishingly productive of new ideas. Anyone interested in African American culture and literature will want to read them.

Race and Ethnicity in America

A Concise History
Author: Ronald H. Bayor
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231129404
Category: History
Page: 276
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Provides a chronological history of immigration, race, and ethnicity in the United States from 1600 to 2000, covering such topics as migration, intergroup relations, identity formation, and nativism.

Woman's Legacy

Essays on Race, Sex, and Class in American History
Author: Bettina Aptheker
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9780870233654
Category: History
Page: 177
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Essays on Race, Sex and Class in American History

Look, A White!

Philosophical Essays on Whiteness
Author: George Yancy
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1439908559
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Look, a White! returns the problem of whiteness to white people. Prompted by Eric Holder's charge, that as Americans, we are cowards when it comes to discussing the issue of race, noted philosopher George Yancy's essays map out a structure of whiteness. He considers whiteness within the context of racial embodiment, film, pedagogy, colonialism, its "danger," and its position within the work of specific writers. Identifying the embedded and opaque ways white power and privilege operate, Yancy argues that the Black countergaze can function as a "gift" to whites in terms of seeing their own whiteness more effectively. Throughout Look, a White! Yancy pays special attention to the impact of whiteness on individuals, as well as on how the structures of whiteness limit the capacity of social actors to completely untangle the way whiteness operates, thus preventing the erasure of racism in social life.

The Fire This Time

A New Generation Speaks about Race
Author: Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501126342
Category: History
Page: 240
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"Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this ... collection of essays and poems about race from ... voices of her generation and our time"--

Necessities

racial barriers in American sports
Author: Phillip M. Hoose
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 163
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Traces the patterns of racial inclusion and exclusion in American athletics today and discusses how these disturbing patterns are connected with money

A Level Playing Field


Author: Gerald Lyn Early
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674060865
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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The noted cultural critic Gerald Early explores the intersection of race and sports, and our deeper, often contradictory attitudes toward the athletes we glorify. What desires and anxieties are encoded in our worship of (or disdain for) high-performance athletes? What other, invisible contests unfold when we watch a sporting event?

Race, Sport and Politics

The Sporting Black Diaspora
Author: Ben Carrington
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849204292
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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Written by one of the leading international authorities on the sociology of race and sport, this is the first book to address sport's role in 'the making of race', the place of sport within black diasporic struggles for freedom and equality, and the contested location of sport in relation to the politics of recognition within contemporary multicultural societies. Race, Sport and Politics shows how, during the first decades of the twentieth century, the idea of 'the natural black athlete' was invented in order to make sense of and curtail the political impact and cultural achievements of black sportswomen and men. More recently, 'the black athlete' as sign has become a highly commodified object within contemporary hyper-commercialized sports-media culture thus limiting the transformative potential of critically conscious black athleticism to re-imagine what it means to be both black and human in the twenty-first century. Race, Sport and Politics will be of interest to students and scholars in sociology of culture and sport, the sociology of race and diaspora studies, postcolonial theory, cultural theory and cultural studies.

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race


Author: Reni Eddo-Lodge
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408870576
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FOYLES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR BLACKWELL'S NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR A BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 'Essential' Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-Winner 2015 'One of the most important books of 2017' Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant 'A wake-up call to a country in denial' Observer In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. She posted a piece on her blog, entitled: 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised by this clear hunger for open discussion, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings. Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge and counter racism. It is a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.