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

Ashley Miller, the athletic director at the University of Southeast Illinois (USI), is facing an incredible challenge in her first year in her role. Although her department supports a very successful football program, tales of racism and issues surrounding race-based discrimination are surfacing. A

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Ryan Sandrin and Ted Palys

’s highest level, a multitude of recent events have drawn attention to strong undercurrents of racism in hockey that appear never to have been fully addressed. One such incident occurred on November 9, 2019, when Sportsnet fired television commentator and former NHL coach Don Cherry from its Hockey Night in

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

these dynamics, the purpose of the current study was to explore how the people who produce content (i.e., journalists) perceive the prevalence and nature of racial stereotyping in college football recruiting. Theoretical and Conceptual Background The “New Racism,” Colorblindness, and Sport A substantial

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John N. Singer

Sport management scholars must begin to recognize the significance of race and ethnicity as viable epistemological considerations in research inquiry. This article discusses the concept of “epistemological racism” (Scheurich & Young, 1997) and argues that critical race theory (CRT) is a legitimate epistemological and theoretical alternative to research approaches that have typically been based on the dominant worldview (i.e., Eurocentrism), and that it is an appropriate framework for conducting race-based emancipatory research in sport management. In particular, because CRT focuses on issues of justice, liberation, and the empowerment of people of color in a society based on White supremacy (i.e., Eurocentrism), the primary purpose of this article is to provide sport management scholars and students with insight into how CRT’s epistemological and methodological bases could be applied to critical areas of research in our field. The article concludes with some practical suggestions for how we can address epistemological racism in our sport management research and education.

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Moss E. Norman, LeAnne Petherick, and Edward (Sonny) Albert

safety, time, and cost do not fully explain the split, then what? In addressing this very question, Peguis First Nation Chief, Glen Hudson, was clear about what he thought lay behind the split, referring to it as a case of “blatant racism” ( Petz, 2018 ). Similarly, Jamie Kagan, the lawyer representing

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Jessica Love and Lindsey Conlin Maxwell

Sexism and racism have long been studied in relation to mediated sports. Sports are used to uphold sexist institutions (see Angelini, 2008 ; Angelini, MacArthur, & Billings, 2012 ; Dworkin & Messner, 2002 ; Greendorfer, 1994 ; Lavelle, 2015 ), and Black athletes are subjected to questions

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James A. Mathisen and Gerald S. Mathisen

This article provides a sociorhetorical analysis of the April 25, 1989, NBC telecast of “Black Athletes—Fact and Fiction.” It applies Toulmin’s (1958) model of the structure of argumentation to identify the major claims, data, and warrants Tom Brokaw used to construct the program and argues that a racist rhetorical structure resulted. We posit that the racism lay in the claims Brokaw made, the data he utilized, the inferences he drew from selected sources, and the absence of alternative explanations. The sociological implications of such a racist rhetorical structure are explored.

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Jochem Kotthaus, Matthias Schäfer, Nikola Stankovic, and Gerrit Weitzel

Success: The English Way When we started our research, we expected a discourse of righteous indignation in English media. Surprisingly, the English narrative on the Podgorica event is founded more or less explicitly on the experiences of colonialism and its own history of racism. Here, England presents

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Michael D. Brown and Dulce H. Gomez

-year period than were homemakers. The inverse association was stronger among NHB than NHW women. Taken together, the relatively high NHB unemployment and skill-based underemployment suggests that institutional racism exists in hiring practices and in the workplace. Thus, employment status is another

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Michael B. Edwards and George Cunningham


Racial health disparities are more pronounced among older adults. Few studies have examined how racism influences health behaviors. This study’s purpose was to examine how opportunities for physical activity (PA) and community racism are associated with older racial minorities’ reported engagement in PA. We also investigated how PA levels influenced health.


We analyzed survey data obtained from a health assessment conducted in 3360 households in Texas, USA, which included items pertaining to PA, community characteristics, and health.


Our sample contained 195 women and 85 men (mean age 70.16), most of whom were African American. We found no direct relationship between opportunities and PA. Results suggested that perceived community racism moderated this association. When community racism was low, respondents found ways to be active whether they perceived opportunities or not. When community racism was high, perceived lack of opportunities significantly impeded PA engagement. We found the expected association between PA and health.


Results suggested that negative effects of community racism were counteracted through increased opportunities for PA.