Thursday, September 29, 2011
A Level Playing Field: African American Athletes and the Republic of Sports by Gerald L. Early
A Level Playing Field: African American Athletes and the Republic of Sports by Gerald L. Early, 263 pages.
A wonderful collection of essays by Washington University's Gerald Early. Curt Flood, Donovan McNabb and Jackie Robinson are at the center of several of the works. Early explores the racism that has run through sports and through American Society and he does so with an even hand, quick wit, and a great knowledge and love of sports. Entertaining and thought-provoking, Early seems to be several steps ahead of anyone else talking about the African American experience in sports.
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