Sport: Situation Report: Sport

OVER the past two decades, the black athlete has come from nowhere to somewhere close to the very top. There are still some sports in which blacks have yet to make their mark. The fact that only six of the 300 golfers now on the Professional Golfers Association tour are black can possibly be explained by the fact that no one has yet built a country club in a ghetto. For equally obvious reasons, such expensive or relatively inaccessible sports as skiing, sailing, tennis and auto racing are almost exclusively white.

Conversely, in those sports that are free of such restrictions, such...

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