Lecture 18 - o Work was compensation If you get hurt, the...

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Lecture 18 – November 1, 2011 1. Test o Why did the kids want power? o Parents wanted control of political process that would meet the needs o How did the university help boycott 2. Black power movement and black athletes o 1930 - sports represent nothing more but a distraction from their issues o There is an over representation o 775 out of 55,000 students are athletes o Sports are very political Even playing the national anthem o Historically, have been used as ambassadors both domestic and foreign o Alli He made money for them They loved hanging around him Only when they were playing ball Starts becoming more conscious 1962 - becomes the mentee for Malcom X "What you stand for depends on where you have been sitting" o When have you heard a black basketball player being called smart o Athletes aren't seen as being on the field smart but as being born good for athletes o African people provide the labor, other people get the wealth
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Unformatted text preview: o Work was compensation If you get hurt, the university doesn't have to pay for it if you are released or when the scholarship its over o Mid 1960s Prior to this, all athletic scholarships were 4 years guaranteed and now its 1 year award, can be renewed o National signing day - late 60s Its a private entity Even if you sign it, the university is under no obligation to give money It binds you to go to that university If they want to leave, the university has to "release" them, they can sit him out if he wants to go play with some other team Late 60s, people were becoming conscious Black labor and white wealth Called for a boycott Not fair that they can't do many things but they are allowed to 1964 - second time boycotting because they didnt listen last Foundational piece...
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