Racism in College Athletics

Fourth Edition
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Intercollegiate sport has historically been a source of frustration for and discrimination against African American athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators, and yet is a place of courage and achievement for those who have been given the opportunity to play, coach, and administer college sports. However, for full opportunity and equality to be achieved for African Americans in college sports, a number of issues must still be resolved.

In the fourth edition of Racism in College Athletics, editors Dana Brooks and Ronald Althouse, along with a collection of expert chapter authors, add to the conversation on topics of race, gender, identity, culture, social class, and support services. This updated edition explores historical and contemporary issues and predicts a future direction for African American student-athletes that includes strategies for addressing social injustices not just in college sports, but of student-athlete development in all phases of life, including outcomes and post-collegiate career opportunities.