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Raise a Fist, Take a Knee Race and the Illusion of Progress in Modern Sports by John Feinstein

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Raise a Fist, Take a Knee  Race and the Illusion of Progress in Modern Sports by John Feinstein


Raise a Fist, Take a Knee Race and the Illusion of Progress in Modern Sports by John Feinstein
epub | 1.12 MB | English | Isbn:‎ 0316540935 | Author: John Feinstein | Year: 2021



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Based on dozens of shocking interviews with some of the most influential names in sports, this is the urgent and revelatory examination of racial inequality in professional athletics America has been waiting for Commentators, coaches, and fans alike have long touted the diverse rosters of leagues like the NFL and MLB as sterling examples of a post-racial America. Yet decades after Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in a display of Black power and pride, and years after Colin Kaepernick shocked the world by kneeling for the national anthem, the role Black athletes and coaches are asked to perform-both on and off the field-still can be determined as much by stereotype and old-fashion ideology as ability and performance. Whether it's the pre-game moments of resistance, the lack of diversity among coaching and managerial staff, or the consistent undervaluation of Black quarterbacks, racial politics impact every aspect of every sport being...


Category:Sociology of Sports, History of Race & Ethnicity, Sociology of Sports

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