Archives for November 2009

November Blackademics Interview: World Cup Champion Lilian Thuram

Published on 15 Nov 2009 at 11:33 pm. Comments Off on November Blackademics Interview: World Cup Champion Lilian Thuram.
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Last week I had the honor of kicking it with one of the world’s most accomplished soccer players of our time, Lilian Thuram. However we didn’t discuss his 1998 World Cup or EURO 2000 Championship victories, his 140-plus career caps or his legacy as one of the best defenders, ever. Instead we took a tour […]

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Old Ideologies Die Hard: The Persistence of “The Talented Tenth”

Published on 15 Nov 2009 at 4:27 pm. 12 Comments.
Filed under black culture,black image,entertainment,history,news/politics,poverty,President Obama,racial rhetoric,radical politics.

Historicizing “heroes” has proven to be a tricky business for black folk in America, that is, when we choose to undertake the endeavor at all. Oftentimes, our proclivity to re-imagine our icons is nothing more than a static idolatry that fails to account for the full complexity of the individuals we claim to acknowledge. We […]

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