Friday, August 08, 2008
Redeem Team: Carrying the hopes of Black America
From SLAM Online:
So this Redeem Team is carrying two flags into Beijing. One for America and one for urban hoops/black America.
Major League Baseball has about two black players, I believe. Ryan Howard and…I think some dude playing with the KC Royals. The majority of NFL players are black, but the league’s owners and coaches remain entrenched in the Good ‘Ol Boy network and the league is still a bastion for the White Man As Leader paradigm found in the quarterback ranks. In the NBA, the leaders and prodigies, stars and role players, good guys and boneheads are predominantly black; so too are many of the coaches, much of management and a growing pool of majority and minority owners.