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

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Author/Contributor(s): Hoberman, John
Publisher: Mariner Books
Date: 11/03/1997
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

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.