This is a podcast by Louis Moore and Derrick White. As trained historians and leading scholars on sports and race, we discuss the history of the black athlete in a contemporary conversation. Moore is the author of I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, and also We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, The Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality. White is the author of The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s, and Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football
Choppin it Up, April 2021
It has been a good 6 weeks since we recorded. Sorry we left you. In this episode, we discuss the newest information on the Eyes of Texas, Tennessee State's Hiring of Eddie George, and why LeBron James is right to be angry over police brutality, including why he should have left up his tweet.
In this episode, we discuss the recent controversies in college sports surrounding racism, exploitation, and the Black athlete. Specifically, we discuss donors at Texas forcing players to stay on the field for "Eyes of Texas," and Creighton's basketball coach Greg McDermott telling this players to stay on the plantation.
In this episode, we jump into the GOAT debate and discuss whether Tom Brady is really the greatest of all time. But first, we spend 20 minutes discussing the Jaguars signing of Chris Doyle and what it means for BLM in pro football going forward.
Super Bowl 55
In this episode, we touch on the lives of Hank Aaron and John Chaney, discuss the problem the NFL has with hiring Black coaches, and give our predictions for Super Bowl 55.
In this fun episode, we are joined by the brilliant Dr. Kishonna Gray to discuss race and gaming. Along the way Dr. Gray breaks down E-sports as a college sport, racial disparities in gaming, and discussing Black women and gaming. Trust us, you don't want to skip this episode.
Black College Football Coaches, A Crisis (2020)
In this episode, we take a quick look at a startling recent trend; the firing of Black college coaches. With 3 power 5 Black coaches fired in the last 3 weeks, we discuss what has to happen moving forward to increase the number of Black coaches on the sidelines.
Eyes of Texas
Im so glad you bros did this episode. I live near Austin and have been thinking about the whole issue with the song. As I was scanning the podverse to see who was talking about it, it wasn’t a lot of representation if you know what I mean. And the next day this drops. So glad to hear it from y’all’s perspective.
And shout out to the Lean on Me reference. My goodness 😆 “if eastside high can do it...”
A Must Listen
Love listening to the podcast because it contains substances that is often left out when stories are told in the mainstream media. Grateful that these two scholars are sharing their wealth of knowledge with the community.
Go beyond the headlines and tap in to the archives with Louis Moore and Derrick White!
Wonderful new podcast. So great to hear such nuanced and intelligent conversations at the intersection of race and sports!