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RISE: Racial Stereotypes & Athletic Ability

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Sports are not immune from the manifestations of racism and may, in fact, play a vital role in shaping beliefs and interpretations about intellectual ability, physical ability, and performance more broadly. A study called “Skin in the Game”: Racial Stereotypes in Men’s College Basketball, Foy & Ray 2019, highlights how announcers describe dark skinned players for physical attributes, and light skinned players for mental attributes.

This resource provided by RISE, dives deeper into the problematic consequences of adverse influence on athletes' performance and imposing sociological barriers through racial stereotypes on athletic and intellectual ability.

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