White College Students' Explanations of White (and Black) Athletic Performance: A Qualitative Investigation of White College Students
Abbreviated Journal Title
Sociol. Sport J.
MEN CANT JUMP; RACIAL STEREOTYPES; SPORT; THREAT; GENDER; POWER; RACE; Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism; Sociology; Sport Sciences
While the sport sociology community has had a long-running conversation about the relationship between athletes' success and race, there are few empirical investigations of individuals' attitudes regarding the connection of race and athletic performance. This study on White college students' explanations of White (and African American) athleticism attempts to push this discussion of race and sport. Using a qualitative, open-ended question we elicited explanations from White college students about athletic performance. Findings revealed that White students explained White athleticism through discussions of African American athleticism. In addition, White student participants avoided biological explanations regarding White athletes' success.
Sociology of Sport Journal
"White College Students' Explanations of White (and Black) Athletic Performance: A Qualitative Investigation of White College Students" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1365.