How Black Athletes Paved The Way For Obama

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Obama’s Path was Cleared by the Black Superstar

by Frank Deford

Obviously, there are so many factors that have been applied, incrementally, over a long time to bring us to a place where an African-American can be elected president. But I cannot help believing that the ubiquity and esteem of the black man in sport has played a significant part in this transformation of the body politic’s thinking.

Read on, courtesy of our friends at SI.com..

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