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Darwin's Athletes: How Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race
Darwin's Athletes zeroes in on our society's fixation on black athletic achievement. John Hoberman compellingly argues that this obsession - one shared by both blacks and whites in the media, in corporate America, and even by athletes themselves - has come to play a disastrous role in African American life and a troubling role in our country's race relations. This sports f ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published November 3rd 1997 by Mariner Books
(first published January 1st 1997)
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I purchased this book in 2009 along with Forty Million Dollar Slaves. Its well-written, well-researched and presents a complete representation of the endeavors some have taken to explain and even discredit not only athletes of Africans and Blacks but their accomplishments too. If you love reading books that have sociological observations mixed with sports, I highly recommend this to you.