Traditional histories of kinesiology generally read as chronological narratives of progress that highlight advancements in performance and technology; pioneering work by faculty and coaches (all White and very often male); the role of physical education in solving America’s crises of masculinity and military preparedness, and now obesity; and finally, stories of harmonious integration where sport serves as a meritocracy and level playing field. These narratives of progress remain prominent in many of the histories of our subdisciplines. Seven “snapshots” of moments in the history of kinesiology are utilized to illustrate often marginalized histories that reflect the profession’s role in creating and reinforcing racial hierarchies. Concluding remarks outline an anti-racist framing of kinesiology that may be worth pondering and outlining, especially as a way to link our subdisciplinary inquiries toward a goal of enhancing quality of life through meaningful, life-long physical activity for all.
Maureen M. Smith and Katherine M. Jamieson
Mary G. McDonald
During the 2016 National Football League (NFL) season, then San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the playing of the national anthem to protest institutional racism and police brutality in the United States. Kaepernick’s anti-racist gesture links to a longer activist lineage
Adam Love, Sam Winemiller, Guy Harrison, and Jason Stamm
College football programs invest millions of dollars into recruiting top high school prospects. This recruiting process is covered extensively by reporters from sports media outlets. While the players being recruited are predominately Black, the sports media is disproportionately dominated by White men. In this context, the current study reports on data from interviews with 15 participants who work in the college football recruiting media industry. While some participants adopted a color-blind perspective dominated by a belief that racism no longer exists, most reporters expressed an awareness of racial stereotypes in the sports media and felt a need to address racial inequity. Such awareness presents an opportunity for anti-racist training that may help media members avoid racial stereotyping and address racism in the field.
” that has “colonised much of the scholarship in the sociology of sport” (p. 11). This main literature review, alongside the literature outlined in each subsequent chapter, provide a helpful resource for anti-racist researchers and students in the field. This book must be celebrated for the courageous
Kellie C. Huxel Bliven
grief, a clearer understanding of my own privilege, and a re-ignited motivation and call to be a change agent against systemic inequalities and racism. The uprisings and calls for anti-racist action have provided clarity on how to more fully and appropriately answer, “What does it mean to be a
Matthew T. Mahar, Harsimran Baweja, Matthew Atencio, Harald Barkhoff, Helen Yolisa Duley, Gail Makuakāne-Lundin, ZáNean D. McClain, Misty Pacheco, E. Missy Wright, and Jared A. Russell
a week-long summer academy experience. The academy is directly aimed at faculty who wish to demonstrate their commitment to and further their abilities in teaching the diverse student body as part of an anti-racist and anti-White supremacist initiative that is consistent with the CSUEB institutional
illustrates the anti-racist programs constructed through the marketplace and the settler state that have little political substance. Ice hockey is seen as devoid of racism, and thus South Asian Canadian players have to manage it individually rather than structurally. “Young athletes learn that accepting
Jamie Cleland, Keith Parry, and David Radford
analysis part of the article: (1) interpreting racism; (2) white habitus; (3) the need for social change. Interpreting Racism: Ethically Excusable or Inexcusable? Despite anti-racist measures being introduced in the AFL to control for on and off-field abuse, the historical practice of fandom has not
’s ( 2016 ) point that over time, both racism and anti-racism have ‘progressed’—exactly as we see it here. Racism has shifted and changed over time, even as anti-racist beliefs have grown in strength and numbers. And, importantly, people who do not embrace racist beliefs and even purport to be anti-racist
debate, and indeed the scholarship of some women of color intellectuals—like Collins, hooks, Lorde, Mohanty and Spivak—are cited in studies of sport, we should not regard this as a fait accompli ( Ratna, 2017a ). That is, the anti-racist feminist projects of such scholars has been achieved and thus