NC Double‚ Something Just Aint Right?!
Posted on April 08, 2008
Last night as I watched the NCAA Final Four game (I'm still mourning Memphis' lost), I couldn't help but notice the subtle irony of the game. As it is with the NBA, the majority of players who play these sports are Black while the crowd of spectators is typically overwhelming white. In fact, 58 percent of all Division I male basketball players are Black. But unlike their professional counterparts who have achieved the pot of gold at the end of their sports rainbow, Black student athletes face challenges that make their student and professional futures a bit hazier and even less secure than the fans who can afford those season tickets to watch their team play.