Glory road (2006) and the white savior historical sport film

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Abstract

Based on a true story, Glory Road recounts the story of the 1966 national championship Texas Western College basketball team and coach Don Haskins' decision to start, for the first time in tournament history, five black players. Contextualized by sociologist Patricia Hill Collins' concept of "new racism," this article argues that filmmakers manipulated history in order to inflate Haskins' progressive convictions by omitting, augmenting, and fabricating pivotal events in the historical narrative. These ultimately pronounce a white savior at the center of history and marginalize black athletes, even in a story that ostensibly deals with their struggles for racial equality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-213
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Popular Film and Television
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2014

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