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Cricketers in the hood

Cricketers in the hood | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Compton cricket club hails from one of the most deprived areas of Los Angeles and counts ex-gang members and even officers from the LAPD among its ranks.


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Race, class, identity and sports...this get us to rethink these connections.  Why is it such a shock that a team from the hood plays cricket?   What other examples of place, class and sport participation can you think of?  What is the connection between class and cultural activities such as sports?  To blur the lines even more, watch this "gentleman rhymer."

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Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 17, 2:51 AM

It's always great to see poorer areas and highly tense areas able to find a measure of peace regardless of their conflicts. Often the people are brought together over things like religion, education and often sports yet not often cricket. The unusual thing is that cricket, a customarily British sport has not only caught steam in the US but that it would serve as such a binding agent in "the Hood". Articles like this shine hope on the possibility of bringing peace to some of the more violent urban areas.

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