Thursday, December 20, 2007

Green, Black, and White

JA Adande has a great column on the Celtics in which he debunks the myth that the C's somehow represent a historically racially retrograde team. The reality is that the Celtics set the standard for racial integration in the NBA. I've been working on a book proposal on sport and society in the United States since the Civil War and one of the chapters is going to try to address the reputations and realities of two cities with fascinating histories of race relations, Cleveland and Boston, in which sports played a vital role (for good and for ill) in racial transformation (and white reaction).

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