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‘Colorblind racism’: Language of sports filled with barely disguised bigotry

‘Colorblind racism’: Language of sports filled with barely disguised bigotry

Jun. 27 | A memorable scene from Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing is Lee character’s argument with a White man over the latter not recognizing the Black players he liked, such as Magic Johnson, as being just as Black as Lee is. The late Kirby Puckett was...

New book examines race and the NBA  after ‘Palace Brawl’

New book examines race and the NBA after ‘Palace Brawl’

May. 30 |       Selling the NBA to a White fan base historically has been a challenge. First it was seen as second class to college basketball. Then came Black players in the late 1950s. Later, the growing Black rank-and-file were being seen...