The Heritage of the Black Athlete

Dec 26, 2017, 09:00 AM

This is a good one. We speak to ESPN the Magazine's Howard Bryant about his forthcoming book "The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism." Bryant explores the development of the black athlete over the last 75 years, including the changing social and political dynamics.We also have a Choice Words segment that looks back at the year that was in sports and politics, and the backlash that followed the historic groundswell of protests. We also have a Just Stand Up award for McKayla Maroney for her courage in coming forward to tell the truth about USA Gymnastics, a Just Sit Down award to Jerry Richardson after a jarring expose in Sports Illustrated, and our last Kaepernick Watch of 2017. All that and more!Howard Bryant, ESPN ColumnistFollow on Twitter:, 2017 in Sports and Politics: The Return of the Backlash— | | | email us: | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE)—Support our Patreon at:—Music: Eye Examination - Del the Funky Homosapien | Can’t Truss It - Public Enemy | Song of the Underground Railroad - John Coltrane | Lean Back - Fat Joe | Trillionaire - Bun B | Fall in Love - Slum Village | All Night - Chance the Rapper Feat. Knox Fortune | Ain’t No Sunshine - DMX | All Black - Big L | Stakes Is High - De La Soul | The Wire Theme