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The Color of Money
Phil Taylor
July 07, 2008
Sports sell black culture, but do fans fully accept the athletes behind it?
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July 07, 2008

The Color Of Money

Sports sell black culture, but do fans fully accept the athletes behind it?

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If Olsen had undertaken the same project today, it's unlikely he would have been able to settle on anything approaching a universal portrayal of the state of the black athlete. The culture is more complicated, and perhaps the athletes who populate it are too. But maybe we've advanced enough in the last 40 years that he would change the title from A Shameful Story to a Hopeful one.

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