Stereotypes In American Sports

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Stereotypes, or the oversimplified notions that one may have regarding certain groups of individuals is embedded in American culture. One of the main contributors of these ideas has been the media. This has become quite evident specially in sports. The idea that black men are naturally better athletes than white men, or conversely speaking, that white men are smarter and more disciplined athletes than black men is a perfect example of a stereotype that exists in American sports. Of course this oversimplified notion between black and white athletes is preposterous to say the least. As journalist Casey Gane-McCalla has clearly explained “biological factors do not compel people from certain races to excel in certain sports. Cultural factors

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