Black Men Can't Shoot

Black Men Can't Shoot

eBook - 2009
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The myth of the natural black athlete is widespread, though it's usually only talked about when a sports commentator or celebrity embarrasses himself by bringing it up in public. Those gaffes are swiftly decried as racist, but apart from their link to the long history of ugly racial stereotypes about black people-especially men-they are also harmful because they obscure very real, hard-fought accomplishments. As Black Men Can't Shoot demonstrates, such successes on the basketball court don't just happen because of natural gifts-instead, they grow out of the long, tough, and unpredictable proce.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780226076058
0226076059
9780226076034
0226076032
9781282239425
1282239422
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 228 pages)

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