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In Black and White : Race and Sports in America.

Author: Kenneth L Shropshire
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 1996.
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From the days of the Negro Leagues in baseball up to the present when collegiate basketball factories entice and then fail to educate young black men, sports in America have long served as a barometer of the country's racial climate. Just as blacks are generally absent from the upper echelons of corporate America, they are similarly underrepresented from the front offices of the sports industry as well. In this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Shropshire, Kenneth L.
In Black and White : Race and Sports in America.
New York : NYU Press, ©1996
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth L Shropshire
ISBN: 9780814786659 0814786650
OCLC Number: 782878084
Description: 1 online resource (242 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Preface: Sports, Race, and Scholarship; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Realities of Racism and Discriminationin America; ONE The Roots of Racism and Discrimination in Sports; TWO Sitting in with the "Good Old Boys": Ownership; THREE The Front Office and Antidiscrimination Law; FOUR Fear of a Black Planet": The Front Office; FIVE Color-Blind Propositions: The Collegiate Ranks; SIX The White Man's Ice Is Colder, His Sugar Sweeter, His Water Wetter, His Medicine Better": Sports Agents; SEVEN The Next Millennium; NOTES; INDEX.

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From the days of the Negro Leagues in baseball up to the present when collegiate basketball factories entice and then fail to educate young black men, sports in America have long served as a barometer of the country's racial climate. Just as blacks are generally absent from the upper echelons of corporate America, they are similarly underrepresented from the front offices of the sports industry as well. In this compact volume, Kenneth L. Shropshire confronts prominent racial myths head-on, offering both a descriptive history of--and prescriptive solutions for--the most pressing problems curren.

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