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Jerry Gilsdorf


Racial inequalities have prevailed since the establishment of the United States government in 1776. Despite the moral wrongdoings that took place in this country’s past and laws which have been put in place to combat this, African Americans are still marginalized. Looking through the window to the sport world, this is still present as collegiate athletes of African-American descent are exploited in the two sports which generate the most revenue in American sport–football and basketball. Beyond the role of the athlete, Black men are restricted in the coaching world as well, as they are wildly underrepresented. Research provides understanding as to why microcosms of racism are at the forefront of the sport world, affecting the lives of young Black men in modern American society.

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