The Manley Arts: Trivializing History

February 2012
Booklist;2/1/2012, Vol. 108 Issue 11, p5
The article presents the author's reflections on the metaphor frequently drawn of U.S. sports associations such as the National Basketball Association, suggesting they mirror pre-Civil War plantations and exploit African Americans. Comments are given criticizing and refuting the analogy. Further remarks are offered extolling the value of Black History Month in increasing awareness and combating such exaggerated historical references.


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