John Calipari and the NCAA: The Face of the Race Card in 2009

Posted by Andrew Nuschler on August-22-2009 Add Comments

During my, to date, ill-fated law school studies, I took a couple courses that skewed closer to sociology than law.  In these lectures, we spent a good deal of time discussing the idea of institutional racism.

The concept has taken many incarnations since Stokely Carmichael's alleged creation of the phrase in the 1960s.  The one we focused on went like this—an organization created and matured in on overtly racist society will retain the vestiges of racism long after its overt counterpart has been eliminated, often through no fault of its own.

Take the current War on Drugs—it would be an extreme stretch to argue the men and women leading the modern charge are doing so out of malice directed at minoriti...

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