Dr Gavin Ward | A Level Playing Field? Understanding Racism and Racial Inequality in British University Sport

Oct 11, 2023 | AOTY23, behavioural sciences

About this episode

Racial inequalities exist in most social institutions. This challenges the common narrative that we live in a ‘post-racial’ era. The way in which racism plays out in both higher education and sport has long interested scholars. Higher education is increasingly under pressure to address issues of equity and inclusion. In sport, experiences of racial inequality and abuse are reported by athletes, coaches and spectators. University sport sits at the intersection of both higher education and sport, providing a useful context for academics to explore how racism is experienced within institutions. Read More

Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper: ‘Playing by White rules of racial equality: Student athlete experiences of racism in British university sport’, doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2023.2252459

This paper was part of a project commissioned by British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)


For further information, you can connect with Dr Gavin Ward at gavin.ward@wlv.ac.uk

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