It’s been a historic month of racial tension in America. In light of the tragic death of George Floyd and the recent protests that have gripped the nation, Dr. Scott Brooks joins The Upside podcast with Adam Finkelstein to discuss the impact racial issues have had on coaches, athletes, their families and their communities.
This is the the first in a series of discussions we’ll have about the racial issues we’re facing in this country; make sure to subscribe to The Upside podcast for future episodes. Select interviews are also available on YouTube.
Dr. Scott Brooks is the Director of Research at the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State. He is also a senior fellow at the Wharton Sports Business Initiative and the Yale Urban Ethnography Project.
He authored the book “Black Men Can’t Shoot” in 2009 and has consulted the NFL and MLB while being cited by the likes of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and SLAM Magazine.
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