New Jack Jocks

Tavis Smiley talks to Larry Platt about his book New Jack Jocks: Rebels, Race and the American Athlete. Platt feels that the new generation of hip-hop jocks are more assertive about empowering themselves. He says many of these athletes many find themselves extremely popular despite their unwillingness to conform.

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