Istory of Race, Sport, and Culture in Modern America

This should be a historical paper about the development of racial sport science in modern American culture.
Clearly, there is evidence and controversies surrounding arguments that there are racially-based differences in athletic performance which have led to the over-representation and in some cases, utter dominance, of African Americans in professional sports. How have historians views changed over time to account for this phenomena. Why did these schools of thought change over time? What led to these changes? How did these views affect society.
One should avoid editorializing in this research paper. The writer should have a balanced neutral approach. This is a historical paper with the purpose of tracking or even constructing a timeline of the development and changes of theory in sport science in accounting for racial differences in modern America. Certainly, there has been a flow from racist based sport science to a more civil biological debate about human differences.

Some helpful sources may include:

Jon Entine: Taboo

Miller, P.B., Wiggins D.K.  Sport and the Color Line: Black Athletes and Race Relations in 20th Century America. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Hoberman, John.  Darwin s Athletes: How Sports Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.