Author(s): Shaun Powell
This work is a fascinating look at black participation in modern day American sports. It conveys, in a compelling and sometimes controversial way, the benefits received and burdens carried, the racism received and the racism imagined of athletes and coaches in the USA due mostly to the colour of their skin.From John Carlos and Tommie Smith to Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, readers will be engrossed in the examples and explanations of what has transpired and evolved during the past 40 years. "Souled Out?" brings a fresh and forthright perspective to present day responsibilities and future opportunities.This work isn’t intent on assigning blame so much as it is casting a fresh perspective on the current nature of blacks’ participation in sports, its ills and benefits and advocating a greater sense of responsibility on everyone’s part.The categories of topics, individuals and events featured will draw readers in, with an interesting mix of new and familiar, controversy and common sense and fact and opinion.Get a true picture from a leading black journalist who has encountered racism directly, experienced and witnessed the positive changes that have been made, has an inside perspective of the obstacles still present and opportunities that lie ahead.