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This review is from: Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame (Kindle Edition)
This is a rich and erudite review of Jews as citizens as well as athletes. Not all of the Jews are jocks and not all of them are white hats (Arnold Rothstein). This is a work of history and anthropology. The heroes here had to overcome bigotry and stereotypes, yet were allowed to walk with Kings. We are also reminded that Jews were not truly emancipated until well into the middle of the 20th century. It suggests that Sports is The Great Emancipator.
Take a look at Kinsler playing second base for the Texans: a five skill athlete. Then look over into the dugout at his boss. Then look at the Dallas NBA franchise. The individual struggles of Jewish Jocks have had societal impacts far beyond their intentions.