ERIC Number: ED220437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Black Women in Sport.
Green, Tina Sloan; And Others
An overview of the achievements of black women in sports is presented in this collection of essays, biographical sketches, and philosophical investigations. The work is divided into five chapters, the first of which focuses on prejudice (racial and sexual), absence of black women as subjects in the research base, work/home/family pressures, black sports competency as "natural," and other myths and realities of the involvement of women in black sports. Chapter 2 presents biographical sketches of 17 outstanding black sportswomen, detailing athletic achievements, honors and awards, career and educational experiences, affiliations, and personal statements. Chapter 3 presents solutions to the issues of sport participation disparities between blacks and whites, the problem of prejudice, the need for consciousness raising among blacks, and the necessity for whites to be aware of and resolve their racial prejudice. Chapter 4 presents a cross-cultural study of Nigerian women in sport, an attempt to seek the African roots of black sportswomen. Chapter 5 presents two philosophically based arguments; the first, an examination of characteristics of master/slave relationships and the need to abolish such relationships. The second speculates about the positive and negative aspects of the future of black women in sports. (MJB)
Descriptors: Biographies, Black History, Blacks, Change Strategies, Cross Cultural Studies, Ethnicity, Futures (of Society), Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Womens Athletics
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 (Stock Number 243-26908; $8.95).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. National Association for Girls and Women in Sport.