The Resource In black and white : race and sports in America, Kenneth L. Shropshire ; foreword by Kellen Winslow

In black and white : race and sports in America, Kenneth L. Shropshire ; foreword by Kellen Winslow

Label
In black and white : race and sports in America
Title
In black and white
Title remainder
race and sports in America
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth L. Shropshire ; foreword by Kellen Winslow
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 currently affecting sports. Interestingly, Shropshire reveals how sports were once much less segregated than they later became - after white players and owners felt threatened by the presence and abilities of black competitors. In the insular world of sport, characterized by a feeder system through which former players often move up to become coaches, managers, executives, and owners, blacks are eminently qualified. For example, after decades of active involvement with their sport, they often bring to the table experiences more relevant to the black players who make up the majority of professional athletes. Given the centrality of sport in American life, it is imperative that the industry be a leader, not a laggard, in the arena of racial equality. Informed by Frederick Douglass's belief that "power concedes nothing without a demand," In Black and White casts its net widely, dissecting claims of colorblindness and reverse racism as self-serving, rhetorical camouflage and scrutinizing professional and collegiate sports, sports agents, and owners alike. No mere polemic, however, the volume looks optimistically forward, outlining strategies of interest to all those who have a stake, professional or otherwise, in sports and racial equality."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.8/00973
Index
index present
LC call number
GV706.32
LC item number
.S48 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
In black and white : race and sports in America, Kenneth L. Shropshire ; foreword by Kellen Winslow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-203) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the realities of racism and discrimination in America -- The roots of racism and discrimination in sports -- Sitting in with the "good old boys" : ownership -- The front office and anti-discrimination law -- "Fear of a black planet" : the front office -- Color-blind propositions : the collegiate ranks -- "The white man's ice is colder, his sugar sweeter, his water wetter, his medicine better" : sports agents -- The next millennium
Control code
ocm44956777
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585219387
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33126951
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44956777
  • jstordda0585219389

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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