Darwin's Athletes: Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race

Darwin's Athletes: Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race

John Hoberman


Darwin's Athletes specializes in society's fixation with black athletic success. Hoberman argues that this obsession has come to play a troubling function in African American lifestyles and our country's race family members.

Rich, flamboyant superstars lend credence to age-old prejudices, recycled "scientific" theories denigrating black intelligence, and stereotypes of black violence. This portrayal of black id encourages a disdain for educational success already too frequent between black men.

Darwin's Athletes is a robust indictment of recent sport's racial spectacle.

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