Friday, March 2, 2012

Thanks Amy Bass!

For the past several years I have been subtly trying to get Amy Bass to invite me to work in the NBC research room at the Olympic Games. (I'm ready for London, Amy--just make the call!). Amy is a friend and a very accomplished historian.  For two weeks every other year she has the distinction of being the person who makes Bob Costas look good.  Maybe some day she will see fit to hire me for the research room and allow me to check "going to the Olympics" off of my bucket list.

Amy and I have our disagreements.  (I am sure that some of my posts here drive her crazy).  But I often reference my relationship with her whenever I talk to people about how two intellectuals with relatively different world views can still converse with one another and learn from one another.

Having said all this, I am very flattered that Amy has chosen to write about my recent kerfluffle with Glenn Beck at the blog of the University of Minnesota Press.  You can read it here.  And while your at it, check out :

Amy Bass, Not the Triumph But the Struggle: 1868 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete

Amy Bass, Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle Over W.E.B. DuBois.