Critical Race Theory: Black Athletic Sporting Experiences in the United States

  • Billy J. Hawkins
  • Akilah R. Carter-Francique
  • Joseph N. Cooper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Billy Hawkins, Akilah Carter-Francique, Joseph Cooper
    Pages 1-7
  3. Theoretical Practices, Reform, and Advocacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Akilah Carter-Francique, Emmett Gill, Algerian Hart
      Pages 85-119
  4. Academic Experiences, Challenges, and Legislation

  5. Athletic Representation and Leadership

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
  6. Best practices and leadership

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Billy Hawkins
      Pages 317-320
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 321-330

About this book


This book examines the role of race in athletic programs in the United States. Intercollegiate athletics remains a contested terrain where race and racism are critical issues often absent in the public discourse. Recently, the economic motives of intercollegiate athletic programs and academic indiscretions have unveiled behaviors that stand to tarnish the images of institutions of higher education and reinforce racial stereotypes about the intellectual inabilities of Black males. Through the lens of Critical Race Theory (CRT), this volume analyzes sport as the platform that reflects and reinforces ideas about race within American culture, as well as the platform where resistance is forged against dominant racial ideologies. 



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Editors and affiliations

  • Billy J. Hawkins
    • 1
  • Akilah R. Carter-Francique
    • 2
  • Joseph N. Cooper
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Health and Human PerformanceUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  3. 3.Prairie View A&M UniversityPrairie ViewUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-60037-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-60038-7
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