The Heritage

The Heritage

Black Athletes, A Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism

Book - 2018
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"The Heritage is the story of sports post-9/11, once neutral but now embedded with deference toward the military and police, colliding with the political reawakening of the black athlete in post-Ferguson America"-- Provided by publisher.
It used to be that politics and sports were as separate from one another as church and state. Today, sports arenas have been transformed into staging grounds for American patriotism. Teams wear camouflage jerseys to honor those who serve; police officers throw out first pitches; soldiers surprise their families with homecomings at halftime. Bryant reveals that from the start black athletes were committing a political act simply by being on the field. He examines the social responsibilities that came the black athletic heritage. -- adapted from book jacket.
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2018]
ISBN: 9780807026991
Branch Call Number: 306.483 BRYANT
Characteristics: xv, 272 pages ; 24 cm


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