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Lapchick: Is racism gone?

Updated: December 1, 2004, 3:02 PM ET
By Richard Lapchick | Special to Page 2

Two years ago, the late Ralph Wiley wrote a Page 2 column that started this way:

Recently, news of a subtler sort was made when Ty Willingham and Tony Dungy were hired as head coaches at the University of Notre Dame and the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, respectively. This gave the great state of Indiana, often linked to the Ku Klux Klan, four African-American head coaches, including Mike Davis at Indiana U. basketball, and Isiah Thomas of the Indiana Pacers.

What does it mean? Is racism ...

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