When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide: Black Athletes at BYU and Beyond

When Race Religion and Sport Collide Black Athletes at BYU and Beyond When 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

  • Title: When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide: Black Athletes at BYU and Beyond
  • Author: Darron T. Smith
  • ISBN: 9781442217881
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When 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 honor code violations and suggests that they are disproportionately AfricanWhen 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 honor 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 honor 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.

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    One Reply to “When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide: Black Athletes at BYU and Beyond”

    1. Hard to rate: was his argument compelling and did it land well? Yes. Am I used to reading academic sociological works of this length? No. Be ye prepared. My fave parts: the words from former student athletes describing their experiences, his laying out the case for the disadvantaged non LDS black byu athlete, and his recommendations for BYU to not have one of the worst track records w black athletes (including improving RPG stats and other metrics/studies they tanked). God willing someone out th [...]

    2. Quite an interesting read. Lots of issues raised in this book. Definitely felt this book had a more academic feel to it. I think the author does get a good balance between the History of BYU and black athletes. Would have been better if there were more interviews and individual experiences, as well as looking into employees who work for the program and share their experiences. Other than that, definitely a book that contributes to the issue of race, religion and sports.

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