Racism and the Olympics (Paperback)Robert G. Weisbord (author)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 214
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
Professor Robert Weisbord's Racism and the Olympics is a must read for anyone interested in the politics of international sport. If you are not interested in that because you do not think there is politics in sport, then it is a must, must read because everyone should know the reality. As someone who was an actor himself in the struggle for rights for African-American athletes and in the anti-apartheid sports boycott of a racist South Africa, I can tell you that Professor Weisbord has captured the events with precision and gives us the context and a broad understanding of it all. As someone who has written about the Nazi Olympics, I can verify he has done the same for the shameful period, especially the role of IOC President Avery Brundage. This is an important book on an important on an important subject.
Richard Lapchick, University of Central Florida; director, Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport; director, National Consortium for Academics and Sports.
[T]he book serves as a selective history of international racism, as much as a history of racism and the Olympics. Weisbord artfully demonstrates the brutality of humanity and how it flows into sport, specifically the Olympic Games...well-written and extensively researched.
Susan J. Rayl, Journal of Sport History
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