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Thursday, November 7 • 8:00am - 9:00am
A Colonial Relationship: The Black Athlete and Institutional Development

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Intercollegiate athletics, more specifically football and men’s basketball, are major global representatives of universities as a whole, and they are critical to the institutional development, including advancement and fundraising, for these universities. Within this context, the Black athletic body is a premium at universities that once had strong colonial connections, they created enormous endowments from slavery and slave labor, and some of these institutions denied admission to Blacks for over a hundred years. Predominantly white institutions of higher education (PWIHE) have relaxed their restrictive anti-Black admission policies in order to capitalize on this commodity; once again colonizing the Black body for the extraction of athletic labor and use the Black athletic body for institutional development purposes. This session seeks to examine this paradox and interrogate the oppressive and racist athletic structures that continually colonize the Black body for institutional development and the academy that neglects the Black mind.

Justin Garner & John Singer
Tracie Canada
Trajuan Briggs & Dr. Allison Smith
A. Lamont Williams

Thursday November 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EST
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