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When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781442217881
Author(s): Darron T. Smith
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2015
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Dimensions: 237 x 0 x 161 (w x l x h)
Pages: 228
Series: Perspectives on a Multiracial America

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When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide tells the story of Brandon Davies' dismissal from Brigham Young University's NCAA playoff basketball team to illustrate the thorny intersection of religion, race, and sport at BYU and beyond. Author Darron T. Smith analyzes the athletes dismissed through BYU's honor code violations and suggests that they are disproportionately African American, which has troubling implications. He ties these dismissals to the complicated history of negative views towards African Americans in the LDS faith. These honor code dismissals elucidate the challenges facing black athletes at predominantly white institutions. Weaving together the history of the black athlete in America and the experience of blackness in Mormon theology, When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide offers a timely and powerful analysis of the challenges facing African American athletes in the NCAA today.

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