Author Howard Bryant, THE HERITAGE: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism
Howard Bryant joins us to talk about his just-released book, THE HERITAGE: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism.
From his website: "It used to be that politics and sports were as separate from one another as church and state. The ballfield was an escape from the world’s worst problems, top athletes were treated like heroes, and cheering for the home team was as easy and innocent as hot dogs and beer. “No news on the sports page” was a governing principle in newsrooms.
"That was then."
Howard Bryant is a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. He is the author of many books, including The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron, Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston and Sisters and Champions: The True Story of Venus and Serena Williams for younger readers.
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