October 19, 2011
NO REAL MORALITY IN PATERNALISM
Gerald L. Early, A Level Playing Field: African American Athletes and the Republic of Sports (Cambridge, Massachusetts, & London, England, 2011) ("[I]n truth, no real morality can exist in paternalism, for the system only replicates and reflects how well those who control it mask their ability to do so with favors, concessions, and pet treatment of star players, how well they mask their power through, paradoxically, the whimsical exercise of it as an expression of benevolence or indulgence. . . ." Id. at 107-108.).