Beamon, K. (2014). Racism and Stereotyping on Campus: Experiences of African American Male Student-Athletes.The Journal of Negro Education, 83(2), 121.
Studies of racism have brought forth a wealth of evidence to support the existence of racial discrimination in athletics. It is difficult to discuss any area of athletics without noting the variable of race. An illusion that sports are free from racism may be interpreted from current player statistics; however on closer examination racism is evident. Although there is an overrepresentation of African American athletes, the decision-making duties found in such occupations as ownership, leadership, and management positions are still largely occupied by White males. This study examines the perception of racism by 20 former Division I student-athletes on Division I-A campuses. The data are presented in the form of narratives as former student-athletes discuss race and sport and the role that racism played in their athletic careers.
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