By Robert A. Bennett III, Samuel R. Hodge, David L. Graham, James L. Moore III
This ebook is required to assist advisor the dialog round how you can handle the nice disparities that impression African American men in intercollegiate athletics. specifically, students and practitioners have grappled with matters surrounding the weather and possibilities offered to African American men as student-athletes and coaches. but, there has now not been a unmarried textual content devoted to settling on matters referring to the good fortune and pitfalls of Black men not only as student-athletes, but additionally as coaches, directors, and educational help employees in intercollegiate athletics. by means of addressing such issues because the fiscal realities of athletic pageant, educational fulfillment, psychological healthiness, activity possibilities, and id, a brand new discourse will emerge at the position of African American men in university activities. This paintings will revisit previous concerns and discover the hot complexities surrounding Black men within the realm of athletics in better schooling with the aim of enhancing their plight.
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Other researchers later found that while sports participation was positively associated with various educational outcomes for White student-athletes, no such effect was present for Black student-athletes (Sabo, Melnick, & Vanfossen, 1993). Specifically, Sabo et al. (1993) found that White male and female high school athletes were more likely to attend four-year institutions than were African American male and female athletes. They point to the tenets of social reproduction theory, which describes how institutions À in this case, high school sports À reproduce the social attitudes and relationships that exist in other dominant systems that ultimately privilege some and marginalize others.
2013) add collegiate Black male student-athletes at top athletic institutions do not fare nearly as well as both their non-Black athlete and Black non-athlete counterparts. What the author does posit, however, is that counseling and advising driven by the tenets of empowerment theory can enhance the college and career readiness of Black male student-athletes. According to Rappaport (as cited in Perkins & Zimmerman, 1995), empowerment is a construct that links individual strengths, natural helping systems, and proactive behaviors.