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Dreams and Deception : Sports Lure, Racism, and Young Black Males' Struggles in Sports and Education

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This book helps young black males, educators, policy makers, parents, and all other interested parties to understand the importance of education alongside athletic pursuits. In the world today, many young black males view athletic participation as the way to secure a successful future. Yet for the majority of them, dreams of playing professional sports rarely pan out. Many end up returning to a life of poverty as a result of the sports lure which deceives them and entices them to focus exclusively on athletic talent at the expense of their education. This book presents a social historical and critical deconstruction introducing readers to this sports lure, revealing what makes it so powerful in the lives of these youths. As Isabel Ann Dwornik documents, centuries-worth of racism in the United States is at the core of this phenomenon, which has affected the academic identity development of black male youths and has discouraged them from taking full advantage of their schooling.

Genre: Education, Computers + Internet
Sub-Genre: Sports
Series Title: Adolescent Cultures, School, and Society
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Author: Isabel Ann Dwornik
Language: English
Street Date: April 14, 2017
TCIN: 52026914
UPC: 9781433133749
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-8471
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