David Leonard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies at Washington State University, Pullman and is a regular contributor to our show.
David has just released his new book, eight years in the making, “After Artest: The NBA And The Assault On Blackness”. The book looks at the NBA since the famous “Malice At The Palace” brawl and how it changed the landscape of the NBA and how the NBA deals with race, the criminal justce system, politics, educational system, injustice. – the history behind the book –
During our discussion, David talks about the book, his thoughts on David Stern and how he deals with race, how NBA fans perpetuate racism and stereotypes which are reflected in popular culture, how the NBA owners are an “old boys network”, if Black fans understand the racial undertones of the NBA, how race fits into the culture wars going on in the NBA and will the NBA lose its Black fan base?
David also discusses why he is losing his love of the NBA, that while game is still beautiful but the way the league and media treat it is a problem, why are more Black NBA players not pushing back?, why most media don’t ask what Black players about social issues and what question does he have for David Stern (NBA commissioner).
You can connect with David via:
You can purchase “After Artest: The NBA And The Assault On Blackness” at many bookstores including at Amazon by clicking on the following link: http://www.amazon.com/After-Artest-Assault-Blackness-Relations/dp/1438442068
The Malace At The Palace – Video
Please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vibe-and-Vegas-Show/155099174532923
God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,
2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series)
Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011
Twitter hashtag: #DrVibe
“The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page
Listen to the Dr. Vibe Show at iTunes
Latest posts by Dr. Vibe (see all)
- The Dr. Vibe Show™: Does Obama Unfairly Hold Blacks To A Different Standard? - May 21, 2013
- The Dr. Vibe Show™: A Decline In White Voters And Record Turnout Among Blacks Helped Re-Elect President Obama - May 21, 2013
- The Dr. Vibe Show™: Andrew Morrison “Small Business Camp” - May 20, 2013
- The Dr. Vibe Show™: Mental Health Illness In Blacks – Failure To Seek Treatment May Be Holding Us Back - May 20, 2013
- The Dr. Vibe Show™: Rich Get Richer, Blacks Get Stymied By Fiscal Policy - May 19, 2013