Ballers of the New School

program date: 
Tue, 02/22/2011

Thabiti talks to Jan about his new book "Ballers of the New School" (available at Talking Drum books) that looks at transformations in racial consciousness and performance in America in the realms of sports. Tabhti brings up W.E. DuBois notion of "the tunis" ("this idea of being a person of color and being an American, and that sense of that American identity being denied or not acknowledged") and how through sports/youth culture people of color have come to disavow it.

Thabiti Lewis is an Associate Professor of English at Washington State University Vancouver. His areas of teaching are 20th century American literature, African American literature, Race and Cultural Studies, and Popular Culture.


  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 14:02 minutes (6.43 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)


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