5.17.2005

rex chapman, brown sugar, and the sports-race connection

former nba player, rex chapman recently revealed that university officials discouraged him from dating black women while he was a star at the university of kentucky. this of course on the heels of his revelation that the owner of the charlotte hornets, george shinn, basically did the same thing.

of course, we're talking about kentucky here, so in some respects, we're really not surprised that something racist would happen there. but on the other hand, for those people out there who think race has nothing to do with what happens in sports, this is just another bullet in my gun that says race is a central axis on which sports is organized.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this reminds me of when depaul strongly discouraged my dating the men's basketball team.

-patrick m.