The text encourages a restructuring of the power of the racial subtexts thrust into sporting arenas, upon the bodies of athletes of color, and into the mind and hearts of spectators via the racial contract. The book's impetus is for readers to emerge with more truthful narratives, more honest dialogues, better American values, better social relations, and hopefully, using this new vision of sports culture as a model, real change.
This book was written for the casual fan, the hardcore fan, athletes, and those in the sports business. Its goal is to forge a better society and eradicate racial tensions by broaching honest discussions of realities of racism--past and present--in sport culture.
I tackle these issues throughout nine chapters taking on topics ranging from diversity in positions of power and leadership to the exploitation of amateur athletes and racial stereotypes sustained in contemporary sports films.
While my analysis, at times, might seem harsh, it is honest and done with the utmost concern and love for a better, more harmonious world.