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Race to the top

Part I of a look at what the games we play and watch can bring to the race debate

Originally Published: April 3, 2012
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

It's easy to get discouraged.

Maybe you thought we were done arguing about race. Maybe we all thought so. We are not.

When we elected Barack Obama president, it was easy to believe that we'd moved past the black and white of our old fears and hatreds. In some ways, we had. But that historic moment was convenient for the bigots and the carpetbaggers and the charlatans, too, because no one wants to put an honest public conversation about race behind us faster and more completely ...

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