Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Black Chess Master

I quite like this article in the Cape Code Times by Sean Gonsalves. Here Sean talks about the role of chess in the education of black America. Even get the University of Sydney gets a mention.
OK, so it may be overstating it a bit to say chess is a game that may help alleviate the education crisis troubling black America today. But it can't hurt to celebrate this new hero emerging out of communities of color — the black chess master; a strategic thinker and potent alternative to the drug dealer/rapper/basketball player ideal that holds the imagination of far too many black youth. As Fred Reinfeld said, "the pin is mightier than the sword."

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