African Americans in Sports

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Author: Gary A. Sailes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351533657

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 286

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Research on African American athletes generally fo-cuses on negative stereotypes of physical prowess, and socially controversial themes. Most studies in-vestigate racism, prejudice, discrimination, and ex-ploitation experienced by African American athletes. Many studies contrast African American and white athletes on a number of variables that support pre-vailing elitist stereotypes and denigrate African Ameri-can athletes. But few studies investigate the diverse and complex cultural dichotomies within the infrastruc-ture of sport in the African American community. Gary Sailes maintains that it is crucial to develop a more eclectic and immersed cultural approach when investigating African American involvement in com-petitive sports. The contributors to 'African Americans in Sports' show that there are also intrinsic cultural paradigms that are evident, presenting an informa-tive and interesting narrative regarding African American athletes. The chapters that make up this volume were written by noted scholars who were selected based on their expertise in their specific academic areas. They write about different components of the experience of African American male athletes. Chapters and contributors include: "Race and Athletic Performance: A Physiological Review" by David W. Hunter; "The Athletic Dominance of African Americans--Is There a Genetic Basis?" by Vinay Harpalani; "African American Player Codes on Celebration, Taunting, and Sportsmanlike Conduct" by Vernon L. Andrews; and "Stacking in Major League Baseball" by Earl Smith and C. Keith Harrison. Many chapters were originally published as a special issue of the 'Journal of African American Men.' This volume should be read by all those involved in athletics, as well as by sports sociologists and African American studies scholars.

Black Power and the American People

Culture and Identity in the Twentieth Century

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Author: Rafael Torrubia

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 178673088X

Category: History

Page: 352

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Its original leaders, Stokely Carmichael and Willie Ricks, were Black Nationalists, advocating a militant and extremist approach to tackle racism, while other leaders, such as Bobby Seale of the Black Panthers, believed that the struggle for Black Power was essentially a class struggle. Beginning with the folk-narratives told through song by slaves in the plantations, through the Harlem renaissance of the 1920s and 30s, the era of Malcolm X, the African-American art and fashion of the late sixties and 'soul music' and politics in the 1970s, Black Power and the American People will be the first comprehensive cultural history of the movement.

The New Plantation

Black Athletes, College Sports, and Predominantly White NCAA Institutions

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Author: B. Hawkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023010553X

Category: Education

Page: 238

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The New Plantation examines the controversial relationship between predominantly White NCAA Division I Institutions (PWI s) and black athletes, utilizing an internal colonial model. It provides a much-needed in-depth analysis to fully comprehend the magnitude of the forces at work that impact black athletes experiences at PWI s. Hawkins provides a conceptual framework for understanding the structural arrangements of PWI s and how they present challenges to Black athletes academic success; yet, challenges some have overcome and gone on to successful careers, while many have succumbed to these prevailing structural arrangements and have not benefited accordingly. The work is a call for academic reform, collective accountability from the communities that bear the burden of nurturing this athletic talent and the institutions that benefit from it, and collective consciousness to the Black male athletes that make of the largest percentage of athletes who generate the most revenue for the NCAA and its member institutions. Its hope is to promote a balanced exchange in the athletic services rendered and the educational services received.

Diversity and Social Justice in College Sports

Sport Management and the Student Athlete

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Author: Dana D. Brooks,Ronald C. Althouse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781885693778

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 431

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Each of the well-researched chapters in this comprehensive volume makes a singular contribution to understanding the complexities of diversity and social justice in college sports. Chapters are grouped into sections that address major components: Historical Analysis; Social Justice and Cultural Concerns; African American Coaching and Other Leadership Opportunities; Media, Media Images, and Stereotyping; Intersection of Race, Sport, and Law; Sport Administration/Management: Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender; Looking Toward the Future. This volume makes a valuable contribution to the literature on American sports.

Racism in College Athletics

The African American Athlete's Experience

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Author: Dana D. Brooks,Ronald C. Althouse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781885693198

Category: Social Science

Page: 323

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The completely revised and updated second edition features new groundbreaking articles from leading scholars. Included are 'The African American Athlete: Social Myths & Stereotypes', 'Sociohistorical Influences on African American Elite Sportswomen' and 'Race Law and College Athletics.' Also included are updated and revised versions of articles from the first edition which pioneered the study of racism in college athletics.

Professional Sports

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Author: James D. Torr

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737715880

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Professional sports have become a prism through which Americans view complex issues such as race, gender, violence, and commercialism. The essays in this volume survey how sports have historically served as a mirror of society and how they continue to reflect major trends and issues within American culture.

Sports and athletes

opposing viewpoints

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Author: Laura K. Egendorf

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr

ISBN: 9780737700572

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 203

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Presents articles reflecting a range of viewpoints on various aspects of sports, including the use of drugs, racial discrimination, and sexual equality

Visions of a Sporting City

"Shadowball" and Black Chicago, 1887-1952

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Author: Daniel J. Lerner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American baseball players

Page: 484

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Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history

the Black experience in the Americas

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Author: Colin A. Palmer,Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: 9780028658179

Category: History

Page: 2746

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Contains primary source material.