Former Michigan basketball star Jalen Rose sparked controversy over his comment that Duke 'only recruited black players who were Uncle Toms.' This damaging stereotype – that education, marriage, and financial stability are 'white' – is perpetuated by black and white communities alike.
The campuses of North Carolina and Duke University are eight miles apart. But the competition between the two is much closer, even if Tyler Hansbrough's team has surged ahead of late.
Can center Dwight Howard lead his team to the top of the NBA? A handful of analysts – and a few fans – say yes.