Souled Out?


Author: N.A
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450407889
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Page: N.A
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Out of Bounds: Racism and the Black Athlete


Author: Lori Latrice Martin Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313399387
Category: Social Science
Page: 322
View: 8168

This collection of essays highlights the controversies surrounding racism in sports and African American athletes, examining the racial discrimination that exists in one of the most public arenas in the 21st century. • Enables readers to comprehend how sports influence—and are influenced by—society, and grasp that both race and sports are powerful social constructions • Contains contributions from sociologist and social theorist Joe Feagin, a highly respected authority on the subject of race • Identifies and discusses the institutional barriers and personal practices regarding African Americans that perpetuate racism in sports and our society at large

Critical Race Theory: Black Athletic Sporting Experiences in the United States


Author: Billy J. Hawkins,Akilah R. Carter-Francique,Joseph N. Cooper
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137600381
Category: Education
Page: 330
View: 384

This book examines the role of race in athletic programs in the United States. Intercollegiate athletics remains a contested terrain where race and racism are critical issues often absent in the public discourse. Recently, the economic motives of intercollegiate athletic programs and academic indiscretions have unveiled behaviors that stand to tarnish the images of institutions of higher education and reinforce racial stereotypes about the intellectual inabilities of Black males. Through the lens of Critical Race Theory (CRT), this volume analyzes sport as the platform that reflects and reinforces ideas about race within American culture, as well as the platform where resistance is forged against dominant racial ideologies.

The Athletic Experience at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Past, Present, and Persistence
Author: Billy Hawkins,Joseph Cooper,Akilah Carter-Francique,J. Kenyatta Cavil
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144225369X
Category: Social Science
Page: 282
View: 1686

This book provides a historical overview of athletics at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the current social educational significance of these athletic programs. It also provides a conceptual framework that contributes to the debate on college athletics and higher education, in general, and athletics at HBCUs, specifically.

Darwin's Athletes

How Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race
Author: John Hoberman
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547348541
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
View: 906

A “provocative, disturbing, important” look at how society’s obsession with athletic achievement undermines African Americans (The New York Times). Very few pastimes in America cross racial, regional, cultural, and economic boundaries the way sports do. From the near-religious respect for Sunday Night Football to obsessions with stars like Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, and Michael Jordan, sports are as much a part of our national DNA as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But hidden within this reverence—shared by the media, corporate America, even the athletes themselves—is a dark narrative of division, social pathology, and racism. In Darwin’s Athletes, John Hoberman takes a controversial look at the profound and disturbing effect that the worship of sports, and specifically of black players, has on national race relations. From exposing the perpetuation of stereotypes of African American violence and criminality to examining the effect that athletic dominance has on perceptions of intelligence to delving into misconceptions of racial biology, Hoberman tackles difficult questions about the sometimes subtle ways that bigotry can be reinforced, and the nature of discrimination. An important discussion on sports, cultural attitudes, and dangerous prejudices, Darwin’s Athletes is a “provocative book” that serves as required reading in the ongoing debate of America’s racial divide (Publishers Weekly).

Winning the Race

Beyond the Crisis in Black America
Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101216778
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
View: 9270

In his first major book on the state of black America since the New York Times bestseller Losing the Race, John McWhorter argues that a renewed commitment to achievement and integration is the only cure for the crisis in the African-American community. Winning the Race examines the roots of the serious problems facing black Americans today—poverty, drugs, and high incarceration rates—and contends that none of the commonly accepted reasons can explain the decline of black communities since the end of segregation in the 1960s. Instead, McWhorter posits that a sense of victimhood and alienation that came to the fore during the civil rights era has persisted to the present day in black culture, even though most blacks today have never experienced the racism of the segregation era. McWhorter traces the effects of this disempowering conception of black identity, from the validation of living permanently on welfare to gansta rap’s glorification of irresponsibility and violence as a means of “protest.” He discusses particularly specious claims of racism, attacks the destructive posturing of black leaders and the “hip-hop academics,” and laments that a successful black person must be faced with charges of “acting white.” While acknowledging that racism still exists in America today, McWhorter argues that both blacks and whites must move past blaming racism for every challenge blacks face, and outlines the steps necessary for improving the future of black America.

Muck City

Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town
Author: Bryan Mealer
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307888630
Category: Social Science
Page: 344
View: 9256

Traces the intertwined stories of an orphaned quarterback, a celebrated football coach and an aspiring medical student whose prospects were collectively shaped by the formidable challenges, shameful history and football enthusiasm of their hometown in the Florida Everglades. 30,000 first printing.

The Champion's Comeback

How Great Athletes Recover, Reflect, and Reignite
Author: Jim Afremow, PhD
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623366801
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
View: 5582

Your ultimate guide to overcoming losses and injuries and achieving greatness—on and off the field. Leading sports psychologist Jim Afremow, author of The Champion’s Mind, knows what makes good athletes great, especially when they come back to win after facing devastating injuries, tough obstacles, or seemingly insurmountable odds. Making a comeback isn’t just about raw talent or athletic ability—it’s the mental game that counts most. In the new paperback edition of The Champion’s Comeback, he offers winning strategies for athletes of any age or skill level to get mentally psyched for competition, quickly rebound after a loss, and overcome injuries (and the fear of re-injury). Afremow explores the psychology of commitment and shows you how to develop the core confidence of repeat champions. Featuring unique tips and advice, including guided imagery scripts, easy-to-follow mental training exercises, and motivating stories of famous “comeback” athletes, The Champion’s Comeback is the ultimate athlete’s handbook, encouraging you to not only stay in the game but also achieve greatness, no matter what.

Losing the Race

Self-sabotage in Black America
Author: John H. McWhorter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684836696
Category: Social Science
Page: 285
View: 1423

A professor of linguistics paints a controversial portrait of defeatism and pessimism in black America that threatens to hold young African Americans back.

Scorecasting

The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won
Author: Tobias J. Moskowitz,L. Jon Wertheim
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0307591808
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 278
View: 4558

A behavioral economist and a veteran Sports Illustrated writer analyze hidden influences and subtle biases that shape sports plays, covering such topics as performance pressures, the "home field advantage" and the overpayment of athletic talent. Reprint.

The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure--without Losing Your Soul


Author: Kerry Rockquemore,Tracey A. Laszloffy
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 9781588265883
Category: Education
Page: 205
View: 458

Addressing head-on how power and the thorny politics of race converge in the academy, this guide is full of invaluable tips and hard-earned wisdom. Its aim is to help black academics thrive without losing their voices or their integrity.

Winning Ugly

Mental Warfare in Tennis--Lessons from a Master
Author: Brad Gilbert,Steve Jamison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476715092
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 564

The tennis classic from Olympic gold medalist and ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert, now featuring a new introduction with tips drawn from the strategies of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, and more, to help you outthink and outplay your toughest opponents A former Olympic medalist and now one of ESPN’s most respected analysts, Brad Gilbert shares his timeless tricks and tips, including “some real gems” (Tennis magazine) to help both recreational and professional players improve their game. In the new introduction to this third edition, Gilbert uses his inside access to analyze current stars such as Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, showing readers how to beat better players without playing better tennis. Written with clarity and wit, this classic combat manual for the tennis court has become the bible of tennis instruction books for countless players worldwide.

If Winning Isn't Everything, Why Do I Hate to Lose?


Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 1545721513
Category: Self-Help
Page: 32
View: 6617

Kelsey is a young basketball star who will do whatever it takes to win. Unfortunately, her poor sportsmanship hurts her team and her relationships. Can anyone - her coach or her mom- teach Kelsey how to have fun and play fair, win or lose?

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game


Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393066234
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 9720

"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

You Win in the Locker Room First

The 7 C's to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Life
Author: Jon Gordon,Mike Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119157870
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
View: 2191

NFL head coach Mike Smith lead one of the most remarkable turnarounds in NFL history. In the season prior to his arrival in 2008, the Atlanta Falcons had a 4–12 record and the franchise had never before achieved back-to-back winning seasons. Under Smith’s leadership, the Falcons earned an 11–5 record in his first season and would go on to become perennial playoff and Super Bowl contenders earning Smith AP Coach of year in 2008 and voted Coach of Year by his peers in 2008, 2010 and 2012. You Win in the Locker Room First draws on the extraordinary experiences of Coach Mike Smith and Jon Gordon—consultant to numerous college and professional teams—to explore the seven powerful principles that any business, school, organization, or sports team can adopt to revitalize their organization. Step by step, the authors outline a strategy for building a thriving organization and provide a practical framework that give leaders the tools they need to create a great culture, lead with the right mindset, create strong relationships, improve teamwork, execute at a higher level, and avoid the pitfalls that sabotage far too many leaders and organizations. In addition to sharing what went right with the Falcons, Smith also transparently shares what went wrong his last two seasons and provides invaluable lessons leaders can take away from his victories, success, failures and mistakes. Whether it’s an executive leadership team of a Fortune 500 company, a sports team, an emergency room team, military team, or a school team successful leaders coach their team and develop, mentor, encourage, and guide them. This not only improves the team, it improves the leaders and their relationships, connections, and organization. You Win in the Locker Room First offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at one of the most pressure packed leadership jobs on the planet and what leaders can learn from these experiences in order to build their own winning team.

How to Lose a Marathon

A Starter's Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters
Author: Joel Cohen
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683350804
Category: Humor
Page: 176
View: 1157

In How to Lose a Marathon, Joel Cohen takes readers on a step-by-step journey from being a couch potato to being a couch potato who can finish a marathon. Through a hilarious combination of running tips, narrative, illustrations, and infographics, Cohen breaks down the misery that is forcing yourself to run. From chafing to the best times to run, explaining the phenomenon known as the “Oprah Line,” and exposing the torture that is a premarathon expo, Cohen acts as your satirical guide to every aspect of the runner’s experience. Offering both real advice and genuine commiseration with runners of all skill levels, How to Lose a Marathon lets you know that even if you believe that the “runner’s high” is a complete myth, you can still survive all 26.2 miles of a marathon.

Raceball

How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game
Author: Rob Ruck
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807048054
Category: Social Science
Page: 273
View: 5619

Discusses the intricate relationship between race and baseball, from the integration of the Major Leagues to the resulting decline of the Negro League and contemporary prominence of baseball players from the Caribbean.

Why are Black Women Losing Their Hair?

The First Complete Guide to Healthy Hair
Author: Barry Fletcher
Publisher: Unity Publishers
ISBN: 9780615115450
Category: Hair
Page: 189
View: 6426

The first complete guide to healthy hair with contributions from medical experts. This book has everything from personal testimonies to complete chapters and full color descriptions on: hair loss prevention, holistic treatments, chemical destruction aids and prevention, natural hair care and hair growth remedies.

The Crossover


Author: Kwame Alexander
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544289595
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
View: 1954

2015 Newbery Medal Winner 2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner New York Times Bestseller "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I’m delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander. Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.

The Secret Game

A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball's Lost Triumph
Author: Scott Ellsworth
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316244635
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 400
View: 4765

Winner of the 2016 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing The true story of the game that never should have happened--and of a nation on the brink of monumental change In the fall of 1943, at the little-known North Carolina College for Negroes, Coach John McLendon was on the verge of changing basketball forever. A protégé of James Naismith, the game's inventor, McLendon taught his team to play the full-court press and run a fast break that no one could catch. His Eagles would become the highest-scoring college team in America--a basketball juggernaut that shattered its opponents by as many as sixty points per game. Yet his players faced danger whenever they traveled backcountry roads. Across town, at Duke University, the best basketball squad on campus wasn't the Blue Devils, but an all-white military team from the Duke medical school. Composed of former college stars from across the country, the team dismantled everyone they faced, including the Duke varsity. They were prepared to take on anyone--until an audacious invitation arrived, one that was years ahead of anything the South had ever seen before. What happened next wasn't on anyone's schedule. Based on years of research, The Secret Game is a story of courage and determination, and of an incredible, long-buried moment in the nation's sporting past. The riveting, true account of a remarkable season, it is the story of how a group of forgotten college basketball players, aided by a pair of refugees from Nazi Germany and a group of daring student activists, not only blazed a trail for a new kind of America, but helped create one of the most meaningful moments in basketball history.