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

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

by 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

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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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"You should buy Darwin's Athletes . . . It's provocative, disturbing, important." The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547348544
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/03/1997
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,128,596
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Hoberman, the author of Mortal Engines: The Science of Performance and Dehumanization of Sport, lives in Austin, Texas.

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