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Latinos in the End Zone: Conversations on the Brown Color Line in the NFL Frederick Luis Aldama

Latinos in the End Zone: Conversations on the Brown Color Line in the NFL

Frederick Luis Aldama

Published February 11th 2014
ISBN : 9781306129589
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133 pages
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Here, Frederick Luis Aldama and Christopher Gonzalez offer a thought-provoking conversation on the history of Latinos in the pro football leagues. As they weave their way through significant points where culture, politics, and history congeal (anMoreHere, Frederick Luis Aldama and Christopher Gonzalez offer a thought-provoking conversation on the history of Latinos in the pro football leagues. As they weave their way through significant points where culture, politics, and history congeal (an early twentieth century era of Brown Color Lines, the Great Depression, WWII, birth of television, Civil Rights struggles, the twenty-first century Latino demographic explosion, among others), Aldama and Gonzalez thread together an alpha-to-omega, all-encompassing story of Latinos in the NFL. They push hard at issues such as racial prejudice, including why Latinos have historically had to cross into the Canadian Leagues to prove themselves to white American officiators and the glaring omission of prominent Latino names honored within the hallowed interiors of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Encyclopedic in scope and powerfully pointed in its analysis, they put the spotlight on the significant contribution made by Latinos in the history of pro football.