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Boxing In Black And White


Author : Andrew Lindsay
language : en
Publisher: McFarland
Release Date : 2004-07-13


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Professional sports in America offer numerous examples of equal opportunity and broken down racial barriers. These developments call for pride and celebration. Yet skin color continues to have an influence in how Americans experience sport. From Al Campanis' statement about the under-representation of blacks in baseball front offices to the almost exclusively white ownership of professional teams, one sees that sports, though admirably more equitable than other societal institutions, are hardly a colorblind American pursuit. Choosing the racially charged sport of boxing for investigation, the author has compiled dozens of statistics measuring whether or not America's racial majority still yearns for a white champion--a Great White Hope. Drawing upon data from The Ring Magazine and its annual record books, this study endeavors to bolster or refute the popular perception in boxing circles that white fighters of lesser ability are helped along to their sports elite level, as a result of being promotional gold in the eyes of the public.

Boxing In Black And White


Author : Peter Bacho
language : en
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Release Date : 1999-10-15


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"Boxing's like an addiction, it just gets in the blood." --Bobby Howard, trainer and ex-middleweight fighter Punch-by punch accounts of key heavyweight fights involving such champions as Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Joe Frazier, and Muhammad Ali reveal the passion and danger of the ring, as well as the impact of what happens there. Peter Bacho makes his living as an author and professor of Asian-American literature, but throughout his life he has been a fight fan, a fighter, a trainer, and a student of boxing. It is those personal experiences that frame this book. Then, while taking readers through the action in the most thrilling prize fights of the century, he shows how those bouts defined the racial and social tension of their times.

Damaged Goods In Black And White


Author : Hajji Wali Furqan
language : en
Publisher: iUniverse
Release Date : 2015-01-21


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Filled with religious quotes, lists, and personal stories, Damaged Goods in Black and White examines the underlying racial tensions that exist between black and white males in particular and men of color in general. It offers a discussion on racial imagery that should be addressed in alleviating that tension. Drawing on his experiences as a father, a chaplain, and as founder of a nonprofit organization that focuses on promoting parental responsibility, author Hajji Wali Furqan highlights thirteen ways that parents and society destroy children, particularly African American boys, and he offers thirteen ways those children can be saved. He defines the many shortcomings in today’s culture, but he also discusses steps that can be taken to improve these attitudes and deficiencies. Offering wise, practical, and heartfelt advice through a plethora of spiritual references, Damaged Goods in Black and White contains valuable information to help parents raise strong young men.

I Fight For A Living


Author : Louis Moore
language : en
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Release Date : 2017-09-11


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The black prizefighter labored in one of the few trades where an African American man could win renown: boxing. His prowess in the ring asserted an independence and powerful masculinity rare for black men in a white-dominated society, allowing him to be a man--and thus truly free. Louis Moore draws on the life stories of African American fighters active from 1880 to 1915 to explore working-class black manhood. As he details, boxers bought into American ideas about masculinity and free enterprise to prove their equality while using their bodies to become self-made men. The African American middle class, meanwhile, grappled with an expression of public black maleness they saw related to disreputable leisure rather than respectable labor. Moore shows how each fighter conformed to middle class ideas of masculinity based on his own judgment of what culture would accept. Finally, he argues that African American success in the ring shattered the myth of black inferiority despite media and government efforts to defend white privilege.

Generations In Black And White


Author : Rudolph P. Byrd
language : en
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release Date : 2014-02


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This portfolio of eighty-three photographs constitutes a stunning celebration of African American achievement in the twentieth century. Carl Van Vechten, a longtime patron of black writers and artists, took these photographs over the course of three decades—primarily as gifts to his subjects, such luminaries as W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Joe Louis, James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Ruby Dee, Lena Horne, and James Earl Jones. The photographs Rudolph P. Byrd has selected for this volume come from the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts and Letters, which Van Vechten established at Yale University. Byrd has arranged the images chronologically, according to the time at which each subject emerged as a vital presence in African American tradition. Complementing the photographs are a substantial introduction by Byrd, biographical sketches of each subject, and poems by the noted writer Michael S. Harper. The result is a volume of beauty and power, a record of black excellence that will engage and inform new generations.

Ray Arcel


Author : Donald Dewey
language : en
Publisher: McFarland
Release Date : 2012-05-10


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"This biography chronicles Arcel's life inside the ring, and out--where he remained a highly secretive man and maintained ambiguous relationships with some of the chief mob figures of his day. Through a wealth of information from Arcel's unpublished memoir, this work offers an extraordinary portrait of one of boxing's most influential and enigmatic figures"--Provided by publisher.

The First Black Boxing Champions


Author : Colleen Aycock
language : en
Publisher: McFarland
Release Date : 2011-01-31


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"Biographies: from Tom Molineaux, a slave who won freedom and fame in the ring in the early 1800s; to Joe Gans, the first African American world champion; to the flamboyant Jack Johnson (film of his defeat of former champion and "Great White Hope" Jim Jeffries was banned across U.S.); round-by-round coverage of historic fights"--Provided by publisher.