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CHICAGO SUN-TIMES' RICK TELANDER EXAMINES RACE AND SPORTS
Published February 21, 1997
In a six-part series from Sunday through today, columnist Rick Telander of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES examined race and sports. Telander: "In this, Black History Month, 1997, the 50th anniversary of second baseman [Jackie] Robinson's integration of major league baseball, we find ourselves half-blinded, half-mesmerized, half-baffled, half- terrified and completely overwhelmed by the collision of sports and race" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 2/16). Telander, under the header "Black Athletes Dominating Landscape": "The dominance of black athletes in many sports that require speed, jumping ability, power or quickness has become such an ingrained -- yet largely unspoken -- aspect of modern life that we can tolerate impersonal titles such as 'Play That Funky Music (White Boy)' or 'White Men Can't Jump,' as long as they bring a chuckle to our lips and not an epithet" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 2/17).