Souled Out? How Blacks Are Winning and Losing in Sports / Edition 1by Shaun Powell
Pub. Date: 09/24/2007
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
That's the question author Shaun Powell poses and ultimately answers with regard to the nature of blacks' participation in American sports. Neither blacks nor whites—athletes, coaches, administrators, owners, media, parents, and yes, even fans—are without blame for race still being an issue in the athletic arena. And Powell/i>
That's the question author Shaun Powell poses and ultimately answers with regard to the nature of blacks' participation in American sports. Neither blacks nor whites—athletes, coaches, administrators, owners, media, parents, and yes, even fans—are without blame for race still being an issue in the athletic arena. And Powell, perhaps like you, is fed up with the excuses.
Souled Out? boldly addresses the following dilemmas and more:
-Do today's black athletes and coaches have the purpose to follow the leads of pioneers like Jackie Robinson, Althea Gibson, Robert Johnson, or Tony Dungy?
-Is Muhammad Ali's great legacy being misused to justify the behavior of today's prima donnas and their preconceived, self-centered celebrations?
-Why, with tremendous models like Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Venus and Serena Williams, and Candace Parker, is black female participation not more encouraged across a wide array of sports?
-Are portrayals of professional black athletes, centered on gaining luxury possessions and material wealth rather than giving back to the community, ensuring that a me-first mind-set carries over to the next generation of athletes?
-Will more blacks break through the glass ceiling in coaching and sports management positions to achieve strong decision-making roles?
-Can negative attitudes about race, held by segments inside and outside the black community, be overcome so that faster and enduring progress can be made in the future?
Powell's answers will surprise, anger, please, and—most of all—challenge you.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Setting the Stage
Chapter 1. Generational-Cultural Differences: Seeking Common Ground
Chapter 2. Black Athlete Activism: Has the Last Militant Left the Stage?
Chapter 3. Home Is the City: Metro Dares and Small-Town Stares
Chapter 4. Academic Divide: Old School, New School, No School
Chapter 5. Basketball Score: Jumping Through Hoops or Just Growing Up?
Chapter 6. Baseball Bygones: Going Soft on Hardball
Chapter 7. Golf Gulf: The Lonesome King of Cablinasia
Chapter 8. Show Time: Ali Started It, NFL Exhibitionists Ruined It
Chapter 9. Media Madness: The Price of (Not) Dancing to Their Tune
Chapter 10. Leadership Positions: Hitting the Cement Ceiling
Chapter 11. The Feminine Side: You Go, Girl, But How Far?
Chapter 12. Natural Athleticism: Where Science Ends and Bias Begins
Closing: Solutions Start at Home
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