Odendaal said it was the other way around: "We were trying to explain how systemic racism developed in sport, and BLM broke out as we were writing the concluding pages. Together with the pandemic, that delayed our book by six months. But it enabled us to end it in a very relevant way. … [Read more...] about Peter Hain slams no-knee South Africans
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“What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?” C.L.R. James famously said. The spectacular rise of Lungisani Ngidi in South African cricket (in the recently concluded South Africa-India series) from the racially oppressed black African majority community is a lesson for other sporting nations characterised by racial and caste oppression. More importantly, the quota policy for the disadvantaged communities of South Africa shows a mirror to India whose marquee sport, cricket, reflects severe social inequities. The virtual absence of Dalits and Adivasis from the Indian playing XIs is there for all to see, even though they constitute around 25% of India’s population. … [Read more...] about Does Indian cricket need quotas?
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Most often, there is no conspiracy to keep Dalits and Adivasis out of cricket teams. Discrimination works in more unconscious ways. As an Australian cricketer of indigenous origin, John McGuire, who never played for the state or national team, says, “People will say, ‘It’s not a race thing; we’re not racist; our best mates are black Australians’... but the unconscious bias won’t allow them to select an aboriginal person.” … [Read more...] about Why we need reservations in cricket
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