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The heritage : black athletes, a divided America, and the politics of patriotism

Author: Howard Bryant
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It used to be that politics and sports were as separate from one another as church and state. The ballfield was an escape from the world's worst problems, top athletes were treated like heroes, and cheering for the home team was as easy and innocent as hot dogs and beer. "No news on the sports page" was a governing principle in newsrooms. That was then. Today, sports arenas have been transformed into staging  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bryant, Howard, 1968-
Heritage.
Boston : Beacon Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018009066
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Bryant
ISBN: 9780807026991 0807026999
OCLC Number: 1025412279
Description: xv, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Here I stand --
Part one: Rise and fall --
Stick to sports --
The good Americans --
Juice --
Jump, man --
Part two: War games --
"Our way of life" --
The sanitation department --
Props --
Part three: the awakening --
Ferguson --
A seat at the table --
"Who is the patriot?" --
Epilogue: The peacemakers.
Responsibility: Howard Bryant.

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"It used to be that politics and sports were as separate from one another as church and state. The ballfield was an escape from the world's worst problems, top athletes were treated like heroes, and cheering for the home team was as easy and innocent as hot dogs and beer. "No news on the sports page" was a governing principle in newsrooms. That was then. Today, sports arenas have been transformed into staging grounds for American patriotism and the hero worship of law enforcement. Teams wear camouflage jerseys to honor those who serve; police officers throw out first pitches; soldiers surprise their families with homecomings at halftime. Sports and politics are decidedly entwined. But as journalist Howard Bryant reveals, this has always been more complicated for black athletes, who from the start, were committing a political act simply by being on the field. In fact, among all black employees in twentieth-century America, perhaps no other group had more outsized influence and power than ballplayers. The immense social responsibilities that came with the role is part of the black athletic heritage. It is a heritage built by the influence of the superstardom and radical politics of Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos through the 1960s; undermined by apolitical, corporate-friendly 'transcenders of race, ' O.J. Simpson, Michael Jordan, and Tiger Woods in the following decades; and reclaimed today by the likes of LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick, and Carmelo Anthony"--Book jacket flap.

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