Kinesiology: Moving Toward Social Justice?

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  • 1 Department of Kinesiology, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA
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The theme of the 2021 National Academy of Kinesiology meeting and this special issue, “Kinesiology’s Social Justice Imperative,” suggests we are moving toward social justice. In this paper, I look at kinesiology’s social justice movement over the nearly 100 years of the Academy. More specifically, I consider the representation of women and racial minorities (specifically Black/African Americans) in kinesiology and the Academy throughout our history and social factors related to the changes (or lack thereof) in representation. To move toward social justice, we must learn from that history, highlight the social, and connect with our communities and professionals.

Gill (dlgill@uncg.edu) is corresponding author, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6427-4703.

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