The white athlete is getting out. When you reach a certain level of success you have to have a fancy car, a fancy lifestyle and a white woman to be complete? None of the 25 fastest times in the and only one of the 25 fastest in the was run by a white man. Though I moved away from Louisiana long ago and developed an appreciation for other pursuits, I still feel a rush of excitement at the approach of football. The reality is that modern American sports have always been political.
No one wants to lose to him.
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This attachment is less surprising when we consider that sports fans typically use their fandom as a means of telling themselves who they are. He uses black dominance as his weapon: Fifty years after Jackie Robinson, we've progressed to the point that we're still athletes and entertainers, we're just better paid. SI's poll found that young African-American males see sports as a rare opportunity for advancement: They are more and more often choosing sports in which they feel they can still compete--baseball, ice hockey, in-line hockey--thereby perpetuating a cycle. Please be sure to open and click your first newsletter so we can confirm your subscription.