Re: Did jack Johnson drew a color line himself?
The short answer is no.
He simply drew the Langford line and the money line.
There are three scenarios in it when a champion fails to meet tha top balck challenger:
A. Champion has a stance that he will not meet a black contender in principle.
B. Champion wishes to avoid a dangerous challenger who happens to be black.
C. Champion either has no viable black contender, or is unable to reach suitable terms with one.
I would define champions who took position A as having drawn the colour line, while I would judge Johnson to be a mixture of B and C.
Last edited by janitor; 01-31-2013 at 04:28 AM.