"Blackness of Athletes"

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What does it mean to be a black athlete? 60 years ago, one would say that being a black athlete in a professional game dominated by whites was a blessing. "The athlete has proven himself worthy of crossing the color line."(KELVIN SIMS) In other words the ideology that they are a threat to white society is disappeared. This is not the same in today's society. A key issue in the neo-nationalization of the black Society …

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