REVIEWS+

Fighting Stereotypes in Sports

9781532116698. HARRIS, Duchess with Carla Mooney with Jill C. Wheeler. Race in Sports Media Coverage. ISBN 9781532116742.ea vol: 112p. (Race and Sports). bibliog. glossary. index. photos. websites. ABDO/Essential Library. Dec. 2018. Tr. $37.07.
COPY ISBN
Gr 6 Up—The complex interplay between race and sports is adeptly explored in this thought-provoking series. Fighting Stereotypes in Sports sets an excellent backdrop for the rest of the series. Even as many amateur and professional sports have gotten increasingly diverse, white men continue to dominate most managerial, coaching, journalism, and commentating jobs. The systemic factors of this are explored in both Race and Sports Management and Race in Sports Media Coverage. While all of the titles are excellent, well-researched reads, Politics and Protest in Sports is particularly relevant as it details reactions to iconic events like Tommie Smith and John Carlos's display of the Black Power salute on the winner's stand at the 1968 Olympics and Colin Kaepernick taking a knee to peacefully protest police brutality. With socially conscious athletes making headlines every year, this series will provide excellent research fodder for those opinion papers.
VERDICT An invaluable addition to school and public libraries.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.
Sorry !!! Your comment is not submited properly Or you left some fields empty. Please check with your admin


RELATED 

ALREADY A SUBSCRIBER?

We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing

ALREADY A SUBSCRIBER?