Monday, January 7, 2013

Race and NCAA football: BCS National Championship, Alabama, Notre Dame and race in America! (Book Review)

How did the country move from the point of all-white college football teams until the 1970's to today's college game where many schools, including Alabama, field teams 70% or more black?

With the BCS National Championship game being played tonight pitting Notre Dame against Alabama, Peter Bradley at discusses the book written by Paul Kersey titled "Opiate of America: College Football in Black and White".

"Majority white Notre Dame is pitted against mostly black Alabama in Monday night’s national championship college football game.
Despite having a black quarterback, Everett Golson—whose performance had to be salvaged several times this year by his white backup, Tommy Rees—Notre Dame starts up to twelve whites at a time and probably has a 70 percent white roster (judging from the sidelines). Alabama starts only four whites (out of 22 starters) and sports a roster that is over 70 percent black.
College football has long been an obsession in America. A new book examines the racial politics behind the game—both on and off the field—and shows how we arrived at the point where Alabama’s storied football team—all white until the 1970s— is now overwhelmingly black..."
Read the rest of the article at here.

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