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- DescriptionWhen Race, Religion, and Sport Collide tells the story of Brandon Davies' dismissal from Brigham Young University's NCAA playoff basketball team to illustrate the thorny intersection of religion, race, and sport at BYU and beyond. Author Darron T. Smith analyzes the athletes dismissed through BYU's hor code violations and suggests that they are disproportionately African American, which has troubling implications. He ties these dismissals to the complicated history of negative views towards African Americans in the LDS faith. These hor code dismissals elucidate the challenges facing black athletes at predominantly white institutions. Weaving together the history of the black athlete in America and the experience of blackness in Mormon theology, When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide offers a timely and powerful analysis of the challenges facing African American athletes in the NCAA today.
- Author BiographyDarron T. Smith is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Memphis in the Department of Sociology. He has lectured and published widely in the fields of healthcare disparities, religious studies, and transracial adoption and the black family. Dr. Smith is coauthor of White Parents, Black Children: Experiencing Transracial Adoption as well as coeditor of Black and Mormon and The Impact of Social Factors on Health. He is a frequent political and cultural commentator for the Huffington Post on various issues of U.S.-based oppression and has contributed to various media, including Religion Dispatches and ESPN's Outside the Lines.
- Author(s)Darron T. Smith
- PublisherRowman & Littlefield
- Date of Publication30/10/2015
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitlePerspectives on a Multiracial America
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRowman & Littlefield Publishers
- Weight449 g
- Width157 mm
- Height239 mm
- Spine20 mm
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