The Role Of Racial Ideology In Sports

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I found the concept on the challenge of escaping racial ideology in sports most important. Prior to applying for colleges, I assumed that most African American male students attending top universities were simply granted admissions only for athletic scholarships. Although this may be true in certain cases, I learned that some of these students were also great students academically. For example, in Chapter 6, I read about how black male athletes on their school’s sports team and honor program receive recognition only as athletes. As a result, their academic progress often goes unnoticed compared to Asian or white students. Consequently, these male students are perceived as attending college solely for their physical talents. I think that
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