About the book:

Critical Race Theory: Black Athletic Sporting Experiences in the United States by Hawkins, Billy J. (Author), Carter-Francique, Akilah R. (Author), Cooper, Joseph N. (Editor)

This book examines the role of race in athletic programs in the United States. Intercollegiate athletics remains a contested terrain where race and racism are critical issues often absent in the public discourse. Recently, the economic motives of intercollegiate athletic programs and academic indiscretions have unveiled behaviors that stand to tarnish the images of institutions of higher education and reinforce racial stereotypes about the intellectual inabilities of Black males. Through the lens of Critical Race Theory (CRT), this volume analyzes sport as the platform that reflects and reinforces ideas about race within American culture, as well as the platform where resistance is forged against dominant racial ideologies.

About the authors:

Billy J. Hawkins is Professor at the University of Houston, USA, in the department of Health and Human Performance. His teaching contributions are in the areas of sociology of sport and cultural studies, sport management, and sport for development at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Hawkins is a recipient of the prestigious Robert Maynard Hutchins Award for his work on intercollegiate athletics.

Akilah R. Carter-Francique is Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Texas A&M University, USA. Her research scholarship, teaching, and service focus on intersections of race and ethnicity, gender, and sport and physical activity.

Joseph N. Cooper is Assistant Professor of Sport Management at the University of Connecticut, USA. His research interests focus on the intersection between race, sport, and education.