Taboo: Why Black Athletes Are Better And Why We're Afraid To Talk About It

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PublicAffairs, Jan 6, 2000 - Social Science - 387 pages
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Entine, winner of a National Press Club Award, explores the genetic, cultural, and physiological roots of black athletic superiority. Drawing on recent scientific research, he reveals stunning differences between athletes of Western African heritage and those from East Africa, and explains why the favored explanation for black dominance, a dearth of opportunities, fails to explain the dimensions of black athletic superiority. He tells the story of blacks in sports, and discusses circumstance that have made addressing the facts so controversial. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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In 1999, some leading presidential biographers and journalists participated in a lecture series at Dartmouth College, which was aired over C-Span and adapted into this lucid digest appropriate for ... Read full review

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