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Introduction; I: African American Culture and Sport; 1: The Role of Sport in the Black Community; 2: Cool Pose: Black Masculinity and Sports; 3: Betting Against the Odds: An Overview of Black Sports Participation; II: The Image of the African American Athlete; 4: The Dominant Images of Black Men in America: The Representation of O.J. Simpson; 5: Black Sports Images in Transition: The Impact of Tiger's Roar; 6: Race Logic and "Being Like Mike": Representations of Athletes in Advertising, 1985-1994; III: Athletic Performance: A Question of Black is Best; 7: Race and Athletic Performance: A Physiological Review; 8: The Athletic Dominance of African Americans-Is There a Genetic Basis?; 9: An Examination of Basketball Performance Orientations Among African American Males; IV: College Sports: Opportunity or Exploitation?; 10: The Case Against NCAA Proposition 48; 11: African American Player Codes on Celebration, Taunting, and Sportsmanlike Conduct; V: Racism and Discrimination in Sport; 12: The African American Athlete: Social Myths and Stereotypes; 13: Stacking in Major League Baseball; 14: African American Male Head Coaches: In the "Red Zone," But Can They Score?; VI: Professional Sports: Chasing the Dream; 15: Race, Sport, and Future Orientation; 16: A Comparison of Professional Sports Career Aspirations Among College Athletes

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Gary A. Sailes teaches in the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University, Bloomington, and is editor of the Journal of African American Men.

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