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Intersection of Sports, Race, and Politics
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 24, 2019
I just finished "The Heritage" a new book by Howard Bryant which covers the intersection of sports, race, and politics in America over the past several generations. Figures like Jackie Robinson, Paul Robeson, Muhammad Ali, John Carlos , Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Curt Flood represent the Heritage for the Black Athletes, and the story follows how the sports owners dealt with their loathe towards activism and recounts the silence during the 80's-90's-00's. How 9-11 enabled stealth defense spending to be used to fund patriotic activities at all major sporting events then on through today's controversial on field protests. The catalog of police events relating to Colin Kaepernick's protest are uncomfortable to read but this book can be, in my opinion, an important source of understanding for segments of america that are disturbed by on field protests.