The black athlete is in a critical moment. Transforming into more than just athletes, their voices carry weight and more and more are using it for something bigger. And today we’re featuring a sports podcast that delves deeper, check out The Black Athlete Podcast.
The podcast is hosted by Louis Moore and Derrick White. Both are trained historians, authors, and leading scholars on sports and race. They discuss the history of the black athlete in a contemporary conversation. Moore is the author of I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, and also We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, The Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality. White is the author of The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s, Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football. So both hosts are quite knowledgable about what they speak on.
Deep and timely discussions encompass each episode. They have covered topics such as the Bubba Wallace NASCAR noose incident (using it to discuss the history of lynching in America). And in another, they were joined by historians Carl Suddler and Hasan Kwame Jeffries, to discuss the policing and protest in the wake of the murders of George Floyd and Brianna Taylor. They put this moment in historical context and also discuss how white coaches are mishandling this moment in another.
Despite the lack of scores and stats, The Black Athlete is a sports podcast that delivers something more and is a must listen even for non-sports fans.
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