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How Sports Contributes to Racial Inequality
A discussion on how sports contributes to racial inequality rather than its eradication.
# 139117 | 3,000 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in African-American Studies (Racism) , Sociology (Media and Society) , Sport (General)


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The paper discusses how more than 2,500 years ago, the Olympic Games of ancient Greece were created as one of the first known spectacles of the ultimate in masculine competition. The paper explains that in these games, men from all over the Greek Empire were given the opportunity to prove their athletic superiority in a quest for fame and glory. The paper relates that while in the subsequent centuries the games faded into the pages of historical lore, by the early 20th century, the Olympic Games had been reborn and, once again, had grown into a global spectacle. The paper describes how the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, saw black American athlete, Jesse Owens, race to four Olympic gold medals disgracing Nazi leader Adolph Hitler and dispelling, once and for all, the myth of Teutonic superiority. The paper then relates that while the common presumption might suggest that success promotes racial equality, many critics argue otherwise. In light of these arguments, the paper discusses how sports contribute to racial inequality rather than its eradication.

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"More than 2500 years ago, the Olympic Games of ancient Greece were created as one of the first known spectacles of the ultimate in masculine competition. In these games, men from all over the Greek Empire were given the opportunity to prove their athletic superiority in a quest for fame and glory. And while in the subsequent centuries the games faded into the pages of historical lore, by the early 20th century, the Olympic Games had been reborn and, once again, grown into a global spectacle."

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