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Florida State fans cheer Rashad Greene after a 74-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Tallahassee, Fla., on Sept. 20. In college sports, African-American student athletes and white student audiences are the norm. Commentator Frank Deford asks why this dynamic does not make us more squeamish. Mark Wallheiser/AP hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

What We Talk About When We Talk About Race And Sports

Commentator Frank Deford reflects on the owner of the Atlanta Hawks' controversial efforts to market the team to white audiences.

Chris Siegler (center) in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in 2011. Siegler has forged a relationship between the YMCA in Missoula, Mont., and the one in Freetown. Courtesy of Kirk Siegler hide caption

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In This Year Of Ebola, A Montana YMCA Is Its Brother's Keeper

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A woman reads a prayer book during Rosh Hashanah last year. Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Star-Banner/Landov hide caption

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A Place To Reflect During Jewish Holy Days — That's Not A Temple

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Islamic State fighters in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul parade through the streets shortly after capturing it in June. U.S. airstrikes have made the group wary and less visible, but the Islamic State still has control of Iraq's second-largest city. STR/AP hide caption

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U.S. Bombs Blunt Islamic State In Iraq, But Haven't Forced Retreat

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Repeat Offender: Dav Pilkey created artwork for Banned Books Week featuring his frequently complained-about hero, Captain Underpants. Dav Pilkey hide caption

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Dav Pilkey

Too Graphic? 2014 Banned Books Week Celebrates Challenged Comics

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Florida State fans cheer Rashad Greene after a 74-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Tallahassee, Fla., on Sept. 20. In college sports, African-American student athletes and white student audiences are the norm. Commentator Frank Deford asks why this dynamic does not make us more squeamish. Mark Wallheiser/AP hide caption

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Race And Sports

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Shane Smith, founder and CEO of Vice Media. John Minchillo/AP Images for PromaxBDA hide caption

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Media Group Evolves From Covering Vice To War Zones

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