activity levels among ethnic-minority youth are not maintained throughout adolescence and into adulthood ( USDHHS , 2008 ). African American and Latino adults report significantly lower levels of physical activity participation than White adults ( USDHHS , 2008 ). Hence, there is a critical need to
In this essay I argue that predictions for the future of the philosophy of sport (as well as kinesiology as a whole) are complicated by at least three factors. These include the emergence of what I identify as “minority voices,” the fact that appearances deceive and that going “backwards” sometimes results in moving forwards, and the emerging realization that those of us in seemingly independent research silos are actually interrelated. Philokinesiologists cannot predict where they are going without knowing where physiokinesiologists, biomeckinesiologists, pedekinesiologists, and others are moving, and visa versa. I describe this uncertain journey as an exciting adventure, one that is made all the more interesting because we will be traveling together.
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This article presents an overview of how faculty in the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University (AU) are working with minority-serving institutions in similar disciplines to promote diversity and inclusion. Florida A&M (FAMU) and Albany State University (ASU) are both Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), and AU is a Predominantly White Institution (PWI). Part of this initiative has been accomplished through the development of AU’s Future Scholars Summer Research Bridge Program in partnership with south-eastern HBCUs. Success has been measured as an increase in student recruitment and increased opportunities for students from underrepresented groups seeking graduate opportunities. The partnership between FAMU and AU has also provided opportunities for faculty and students to promote diversity and be more inclusive through research collaborations. These partnerships are addressing this important need to be more purposeful in our efforts of establishing greater diversity and being a more inclusive discipline.
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The primary purpose of this article is to engage in a dialogue regarding why faculty, students, and administrators should care about diversity and inclusion in kinesiology. Recent American population growth trends data clearly reveals an increase in ethnic minority populations, particularly Hispanics. American public schools and colleges are experiencing greater ethnic diversity, leading to increased diversity within our classrooms. A review of the literature quickly reveals a lack of clarity in defining the terms diversity and inclusion. Throughout the article we define these terms and at the same time identify barriers (on and off campus) to promoting and ensuring a diverse learning environment. Strong arguments are presented supporting the value of diversity within the academy, especially in kinesiology. The value of diversity in kinesiology is refected in scholarly publications, conference programming, awards recognition activities, and in the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student population.
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, Sheets, & Pascarella, 2015 ; Kuh, 2008 ). California State University, East Bay, is a state university serving a diverse population of nearly 15,000 undergraduates; 65% of students represent racial/ethnic minority groups, and approximately 40% are the first in their families to attend college. The
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, values, and beliefs ( U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health [USDHHS OMH], 2016 ), as well as address the cultural needs and barriers of their patients ( National Athletic Trainers’ Association, 2011 ; USDHHS OMH, 2016 ) to achieve positive health outcomes ( National
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particularly harmful for transgender youth. Effects of Exclusion on Health and Well-Being Meyer’s ( 2007 ) minority stress model suggests that people in stigmatized groups are likely to face a number of stressors that are both unique to them and persistent. The stressors may emanate from external sources, such
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evaluations are skewed against women and minority professors . The Century Foundation. Retrieved from https://tcf.org/content/commentary/student-evaluations-skewed-women-minority-professors/?agreed=1 Maxwell , J. ( 1998 ). The 21 irrefutable laws of leadership . Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson . Payne
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“less satisfied with their advising and course workload, and the quality of their benefits, job security, and salary levels than their male counterparts” ( Rosser, 2004 , p. 304). Johnsrud ( 2002 ) highlighted that previous research found both “women and racial and ethnic minorities often feel isolated
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forced busing, leaving a high percentage of low-income minority students to make up the majority of the student population. This shift from a majority middle-income European American student population toward students with very different backgrounds was not unique to this setting, as similar trends were