Sport: Of Mandingo and Jimmy the Greek

"On the plantations, a strong black man was mated with a strong black woman. ((Blacks)) were simply bred for physical qualities."

Those are not the words of Jimmy ("the Greek") Snyder, the football speculator cashiered by CBS Sports for enunciating a virtually identical sentiment in a Martin Luther King Day interview. Rather they were spoken by black Olympic Gold Medalist Lee Evans, a militant protester against white racism during the 1960s. Evans was quoted in a 1971 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED article on the purported physiological differences between blacks and whites. In that story, among many other things, experts claimed that what Coach...

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