Ben Carrington, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, presents a postcolonial overview of sport’s role in enforcing racial stereotypes, particularly about black athletes. Using past and present sports icons as examples — boxers Jack Johnson, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson — Carrington argues that ideas of white intellectual supremacy and black degeneracy still remain deeply embedded in sports culture.
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