Sport: Impressions in Black and White

Of Boston and basketball, boundaries crossed and crisscrossed

, What is an A.W.B.? In football circles, this has long been shorthand for an "average white back." Coach Dan Devine of Arizona State, Missouri and other far-flung places happened to use the term in passing the other day, while reminiscing on the occasion of his induction into college football's Hall of Fame. He could say such a thing publicly now as comfortably as Pete Rose, throughout his historic baseball summer, kept noting "Not bad for a white guy." Is racism losing some of its subtlety, or is sport losing some of its racism?

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