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In its focus on genetics and race, global newspaper coverage of athletics is far from “post-racial”

Hughley, Matthew W. and Goss, Devon R. (2015) In its focus on genetics and race, global newspaper coverage of athletics is far from “post-racial”. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (10 Sep 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

With the years of racially segregated sports now long behind us, many would consider that sports coverage is color-blind and post-racial. In new research which examines newspaper coverage of race, sport and genetics from 2003 to 2014, Matthew W. Hughey and Devon R. Goss find that this is not the case. They write that the media persistently reinforces the notions that African American’s athletic success is based on biology, while whites’ comes from hard work and intelligence. They also debunk the ideas often seen in the media that race has a biological reality which can be defined by genes, and that the historic process of slavery somehow eliminated ‘weaker genes’ from the African American population, making them a more athletic race.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 08:35
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 16:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75800

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