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Episode 1278

Boxing and Blackness / Gerald Horne

Jan 5 2021

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Gerald Horne

Blackness, boxing and the bloodsport of American history.

Historian Gerald Horne on the intertwined histories of boxing and Black men under the long reach of slavery, White supremacy and capitalist exploitation in the American 20th century, and his book The Bittersweet Science: Racism, Racketeering and the Political Economy of Boxing from International Publishers.