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The Way We Never Were: Postracial Kinesiology and America

Maureen M. Smith and Katherine M. Jamieson

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.

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We Are Not Who We Thought We Were: A Case Study of Race in Intercollegiate Athletics

Peyton J. Stensland, Christopher M. Brown, and Alicia M. Cintron

racial practices? 7. In what ways can USI assure the public the changes being implemented are due to genuine moral suasion rather than interest convergence? The use of CRT has been prevalent with both higher education and college athletic scholarships, and each tenet should be analyzed and applied to a

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Student-Athletes’ Organization of Activism at the University of Missouri: Resource Mobilization on Twitter

Grace Yan, Ann Pegoraro, and Nicholas M. Watanabe

. Later, the University of Missouri administration’s negligence of racialized practices that occurred on campus directly triggered the formation of “concerned student 1950,” where 1950 signified the year that the first African American student was admitted to the university. On November 3, the leader of

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Is Reflexivity Enough? Addressing Reflexive Embodiment, Power, and Whiteness in Sport Management Research

Joshua D. Vadeboncoeur, Trevor Bopp, and John N. Singer

underrepresented in these academic spaces, but also, and more importantly, burdened with the racialized practices of whiteness as performed by fellow colleagues and students. Such practices include overt and covert discrimination, tone policing, departmental isolation, and the minimization or devaluing of their

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Ice Dancing to Arirang in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games: The Intersection of Music, Identity, and Sport

Doo Jae Park, Na Ri Shin, Synthia Sydnor, and Caitlin Clarke

to obtain social advantages, we argue that the Korean Olympic project is also a racialized practice see Park ( 2017 ). 3. Historically, when male figure skaters participate (with the exception of very few), they most often participate as singles' competitors, performing in a specifically

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“I Don’t Know How You Get Past That”: Racism and Stereotyping in College Football Recruiting Media

Adam Love, Sam Winemiller, Guy Harrison, and Jason Stamm

racism in the United States. Bonilla-Silva ( 2018 ) labels the hegemonic ideology underpinning the current set of racialized practices in U.S. society as “color-blind racism”—an ideology wherein few Whites would ever identify themselves as racist. To maintain such a perspective in a society with massive

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“Perhaps She Only Had a Banana Available to Throw”: Habitus, Racial Prejudice, and Whiteness on Australian Football League Message Boards

Jamie Cleland, Keith Parry, and David Radford

regulate the racial practices of actors such that they tend to reproduce the very racial distinctions and inequalities that produced them” (p. 90). Extending the debate on race and habitus, Bonilla-Silva ( 2003 , p. 104) illustrates the presence of a white habitus that emerges from a “racialized