Darwin's Athletes: How Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race
DARWIN'S ATHLETES focuses on society's fixation with black athletic achievement. Hoberman argues that this obsession has come to play a troubling role in African American life and our country's race relations. Rich, flamboyant superstars lend credence to age-old prejudices, recycled "scientific" theories denigrating black intelligence, and stereotypes of black violence. Th...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published November 3rd 1997 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
(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.