Smashing Barriers: Race and Sport in the New Millennium

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Madison Books, Jan 1, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 329 pages
Filled with stories about sports figures like Muhammad Ali, Roberto Clemente, Tony Elliot, Tiger Woods, and Venus and Serena Williams, this new edition describes the changing face of diversity in sport (the growing numbers of Latino and female college and professional athletes). He addresses the value of youth athletic programs; the dangers of new racial stereotypes; and the importance of educating athletes to better balance sports and education fame and social responsibility.

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Contents

No Defense
3
Offensive Attack
15
Part TwoThe Aftermath of the Attack
23
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Richard Lapchick is a human rights activist, pioneer for racial equality, internationally recognized expert on sports issues, scholar. He is often described as the racial conscience of sport. He is the DeVos Eminent Scholar Chair and Director of the Sport Business Management Graduate Program in the College of Business Administration at the University of Central Florida. He founded both the Northeastern University Center for the study of sport in Society and the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS), and he is now the presiden tand chief executive officer of the Consortium.

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