Henry, W. & Closson, R. (2012). The Racial Identity Development of Male Student-Athletes When Blacks Are the Majority and Whites Are the Minority. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 49(1), pp. 17-32.
Focus groups were used in the present study to explore the racial identity development of Black male and White male student-athletes on a predominantly Black, Division IA football team at a predominantly White institution (PWI). Findings indicate that the Black male football players demonstrated positive indicators of Black racial identity. The White male football players were at various stages of White racial identity development, but in general their experiences were positive as well.
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