Dreams And Deception Summary

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Dreams and Deception: Sports Lure, Racism, and Young Black Males’ Struggle in Sports and Education Dreams and Deception by Isabel Ann Dwornik, which was published on January 31, 2017. I chose this book because I felt that people should be more aware of how young black males view a career in sports as a way out of their financial situation. I didn’t want to choose and everyday biography about an athlete. I wanted to read and introduce an everyday problem that doesn’t get as much attention as it should. Isabel Dwornik introduces us to the everyday struggle young black males go through when it comes to their future. She mentioned how sports agents, recruiters, and coaches profit from the athletic talent of young black males from urban-poor …show more content…
When you look at basketball and football teams, they are predominantly black. Those are the main sports that young black males prefer to play and sports that most people believe that they excel in. In education, most people would be quick to assume that an African American male is attending school on a sports scholarship before they assume that they are there on an academic scholarship. Even parents will tell their children to go to college and join a sport in hopes that they will have a chance at obtaining a scholarship. It is a sad truth that we as a community must face. This is something that we have to come together and fix. It is time for us to stop ignoring the obvious and address the issue accordingly. To me personally this book opens my eyes because in high school I know a lot of athletes whose main focus was sports. They didn’t know what they were going to college for, they just knew that they were going to either play basketball or football. They spent most of their class times working on their highlights instead of focusing on the lesson. They would rather talk about sports throughout class instead of doing the work and answering questions. I understand that sports mean a lot to people for different reason. I just don’t understand why they don’t have a backup plan just incase things don’t fall …show more content…
The author made the book easy to read and she didn’t overload you with information. Inside each chapter she has a breakdown of what the next couple of paragraphs are going to be about, so you won’t be confused while reading. Some highlights that I would like to acknowledge would be how she included a breakdown of what Sports Lure was and the research behind it. She also added in how to control sports lure and she presented a layout of chapters. I honestly don’t have any low points to acknowledge. The point of this book is to honestly inform people on a topic that they normally wouldn’t pay attention

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