Darwin's Athletes How Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race

ISBN-10: 0395822920

ISBN-13: 9780395822920

Edition: 1997

Authors: John Hoberman

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DARWIN'S ATHLETES focuses on society's fixation with black athletic achievement. Hoberman argues that this obsession has come to play a troubling role in African American life and our country's race relations. Rich, flamboyant superstars lend credence to age-old prejudices, recycled "scientific" theories denigrating black intelligence, and stereotypes of black violence. This portrayal of black identity encourages a disdain for academic achievement already too widespread among black males. Darwin's Athletes is a powerful indictment of modern sport's racial spectacle.
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/3/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

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