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Black Boys Playing Ball: Race and Masculinity in American Basketball

Since its invention in the late 19th century, basketball has become one of the most popular sports in the world today. It is one of the most widely known and watched televised sports especially in the United States where many … Continue reading

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Title IX and the Intersection of Race and Gender in Rowing

When analyzing any sport it is important to acknowledge the power relationships and ideological discourses that occur within all sports. This idea is transnational. My Engagement with the Sport:          It is important to recognize my position within the sport … Continue reading

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Sexuality, Gender and Race in American Football

     The origins of American football have helped shape the face of the sport and its role in our culture today. In its early stages, football was a white male-dominated sport. Reforms to college and professional leagues over the … Continue reading

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Mountain Biking as Sport

Sports have all had to start somewhere. Baseball started with just makeshift equipment. There was no real league and no real equipment being manufactured for the sport. Now it is a full-fledged sport with rules, professional players, and equipment made … Continue reading

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The Black Man’s Game

Question: How is power present in Basketball in relation to racial stereotypes and what role does media play in relation to power and militarization of the sport? My first source is by James Koch who talks about the discrimination within … Continue reading

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Race and the Evolution of Basketball

How does race intersect with the evolution of basketball, and what role does it play in modern day basketball and influence the construction of social and cultural ideals for the athletes? For the eight months of the year that the basketball … Continue reading

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The Role of Football in Our Society

While I was doing my research on American football, I wanted to focus on how its origins helped shape the face of the sport and its role in our culture today. First, I explored some of the early rules and … Continue reading

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