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Diversity and inclusion have been constant, challenging themes in the American experience because we have long been a diverse nation. Within the realm of higher education, the foremost goal of this nation’s colleges and universities is to provide the best possible learning environment for all students. . . . Institutions of higher education must recognize the inherent worth and dignity of every person and seek to promote an understanding of human diversity in all its dimensions.
—from the Preface by Charlotte F. Westerhaus, vice president for diversity and inclusion, NCAA 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.
—from the Introduction by George H. Sage, past president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, past president of the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education, and professor emeritus of kinesiology and sociology at the University of Northern Colorado