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The notion of politics and sport is not new, as articles, books, and book chapters have been devoted to capturing the espoused ideologies (see Black & Nauright, 1998; Sage, 1998), movements (see Edwards, 1969; Hahn, 1984; Wheeler, 1978), and experiences of groups (Abney, 2007; Anderson & South, 2007) in regards to these interactions. So, how […]

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The purpose of this paper was to introduce the systemic racism theoretical framework (Feagin, 2006) to college sport to better facilitate in analyzing both the dominant positioning of whites and the lack of advancement of blacks in leadership positions. As a critical sociological theory, systemic racism has strategically and critically illustrated historical-to-contemporary, deep-to-surface level, and […]

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Blacks in US sports have made significant strides since the landmark signing of Jackie Robinson by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. While racial integration improved opportunities for black sport participation on a large scale, this was not the case for black leaders in sport, the owners, managers, athletic directors, and coaches. As Rhoden (2006: 139) […]

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With a focus on African American male athletes as product endorsers, the purpose of this study was to examine the influence of activism type and level of racial identity on perceptions of trustworthiness and athlete-product fit. Participants (N = 73 White undergraduate students) participated in a 2 (activism type: anti-obesity, anti-war) × 2 (level of […]

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The purpose of this study was to examine the presence of homologous reproduction in the community college context. The authors analyzed the gender of the athletic director, women’s basketball head coach, softball head coach, and volleyball head coach at 611 community colleges. Results indicate that most athletic directors (82.7%) were men. Chi-square analysis indicated that […]

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