Baller Blues: 49ers' Kyle Williams Under Attack from Racist Fans
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stopped when he no longer filled his role on the field.  The level of violence, and the anger should give us all pause in terms of our discourse and investment in sports, yet at the same time it should force us to look at the ways in which race continues to shape our sport culture. 

David J. Leonard is Associate Professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies at Washington State University, Pullman. He is author of After Artest: Race and the War on Hoop (SUNY Press, spring 2012).