White Athletes In Sports

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I found the topic of how black athletes may be treated different from white athletes interesting. When I was doing my research I wanted to learn more about these ideas in that black people were more athletic than white but whites were more intellectual in sports. I found that this idea has gone on from the beginning since blacks were slaves. It has however changed since then but not enough to where it is equal now. In my paper I wanted to write about how it was in the beginning and how it has since changed in modern times. I also show the difference is how white were treated in sports and how blacks were treated in sports when it comes to their skills and playing. I then wanted to use this to show the racial ideology people have in the NBA…show more content…
I have also faced these problems when people have given reason to why I play basketball the way I do and I never really put too much into but through writing this paper it as interesting to think ore about it. White athletes have had a more favorable view when discussing what makes them achieve in life and sports. Whites have always been viewed as the more superior and intellectual race. This was also the case for sports for a long time too. They based their achievements off of hard work and meritocracy, which states that you the rewards go to the people due to their abilities qualifications. When the do good in sports it is based on their character, hard working ethic and the fundamental skill they possess. You hear a lot in other sports this person is very fundamentally sound and that they see the games two steps ahead because even though they may not be as athletic as the other players they find a way to out beat them and it is through their mind. Then if you see that they are athletic then it is said that even though they were not born with that gene to be athletic it took a lot of hard work to be able to achieve…show more content…
It is still a massive problem today but as we become a more tolerant society it has been easier to change. Race ideology in sports is important to talk about because it is a mirror image of the view of race in life. Whites are moral and intellectual while minorities are inferior and less hard working. This message ruins the future of some many kids while the potential to change the world because the media only shows one side and not the true and empowering side. If we showed that all races and color are powerful and difference makers then we could solve so many of the problems we are facing today. In writing this paper it helped me think more on a critical level on just how impactful this really is. I hope for one day we learn from our mistakes and instead of putting people down because we have different views we pick them up and work together for a better
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