Where do we fit in: the narrative of the Black female athlete

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jacinda NaTasha Evans (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Steven Cureton

Abstract: This thesis examines the history of Black women and discusses what it has meant and continues to mean to be a Black female athlete. It challenges stereotypes that have defined Black women since slavery and provides how these stigmas have influenced the lived experiences of Black women. Finally, it proposes future research that will supplement existing literature and enlighten others on the experience of the Black female athlete. The negative treatment of Black female athletes was more prevalent in the opinions of the general public as well as the media. Although, Black female athletes have experienced this kind of treatment, they have made strides to rewrite their own stories as well as reclaim their own personhood through various avenues.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2016
Athlete, Black, Black feminist thought, Female, Labeling, Sports
African American women athletes $x Social conditions
Racism in sports $z United States

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