The Imperfect Politics of American Celebrity – clip
Matthew Andrews / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The life of Eldrick Tont, aka “Tiger” Woods reads like a Shakespearean drama or Greek tragedy. Tiger burst onto the global sporting scene in the 1990s—at the precise moment that Americans were using new terms like “diversity” and “multi-racialness.” More than any other American, the multi-ethnic Tiger Woods was the man of the multi-ethnic moment. And he was a tremendous golfer who was breaking down racial barriers in the sport. As Tiger won tournament after tournament, it became fair to ask the question: “Was there ever anyone who was as good at anything as Tiger Woods was at the game of golf?”
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