forty million dollar slaves-william c. rhoden

“Which raises the question: Who is Mike? What was the River Jordan? Was he Moses, leading us into the wilderness, or Judas, stranding us there? Jordan was in many ways the fruit of the Civil Rights movement, which reached its apex the year of his birth. His right to remain silent is what we won. Jordan didn’t have an obligation to speak up on racial injustices, but he had an unmatched opportunity…….The problem of the African American athlete is not an absence of resources-which are more abundant than ever-but an absence of vision and leadership to help define the next stage of the struggle.” (199-200)


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