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Mumbra's Muslim girls kick out stereotypes
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted November 14, 2014 at 2:14pm

By Kamayani Bali-MahabalThey started off as a secret sports club. What brought them together was their shared love for football, a game they couldn't dream of playing owing to their conservative family backgrounds. After all, how could young girls, who we...more

Leading the Herd to Hell: How we are all ruining sports together
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted September 20, 2014 at 2:15pm

As I read Lashinda’s latest post, How Sports Can Prevent More Ferguson’s, I found myself nodding in agreement, thinking of all the times sports has connected me with people of different cultures, upbringing and skin color. It is alrea...more

How Sports Can Prevent More Fergusons
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted September 6, 2014 at 2:48am

Russia’s Natalya Antyukh and I have competed against each other many times on the biggest of stages. We respect each other as competitors, and when the race is over, we know the best woman on that day won. (August 31, 2011 – Source: Michae...more

It's not Just Incognito
by SportyEsquire
posted November 8, 2013 at 9:29pm

Racism in Women's Sports...more

Sports History Files: The backroads of Jim Crow sports
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 20, 2013 at 9:01am

Tweet The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, coming up next Wednesday, hasn’t been lost on sports historians and those who recall and preserve the legacy of segregated sports in America. Jackie Robinson had integrated Major League Baseba...more

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition: Sexist AND Racist
by The Rabbit Hole
posted February 19, 2013 at 8:39am

The Sports Illustrated (SI) swimsuit edition is sexist, I think we can all agree on that.  This year's edition of the swimsuit issue took their sexism to all seven continents in an attempt to "present the natural beauty of each setting and its people...more

Just for women sports 24/7 coming our way
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 12, 2013 at 7:46pm

Sports Channel for Women TV...more

Serena Williams impersonation triggers stereotypical ideals about black women's bodies
by Sports, Media & Society
posted December 16, 2012 at 5:20pm

Caroline Wozniacki, former No. 1 tennis player in the world,  decided to make fun of her friend, Serena Williams. Wozniacki stuffed towels into her top and skirt during an exhibition match in Sao Paulo, Brazil in attempt to illustrate Williams' bod...more

Athletes don't need to be vocal activists
by Sports, Media & Society
posted September 12, 2012 at 8:37pm

Nation sports editor Dave Zirin does a fantastic job of chronicling the nexus of sport and politics in his documentary “Not Just a Game”. The movie adroitly highlights the manifestation of dominant ideologies in American society and how they...more

Why is the focus on Gabby Douglas' hair and not her Olympic accomplishments?
by Sports, Media & Society
posted August 17, 2012 at 4:32pm

The ridiculous attention given to the hairdo of Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas knows no bounds. The 16-year-old recently received a “makeover” in which her hair looks much more in line with European beauty standards, according to media reports...more

Another Piece on "Western Media on Muslim Women Athletes"
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted August 15, 2012 at 8:15pm

By Mariam MORSHEDI By Mariam Morshedi, Small Media Guest Researcher Edited by Small Media A Narrow FocusThe western media has a narrow focus when it comes to Muslim women athletes. Most news pieces relating to Muslim women and sporting discuss...more

"United We Stand"... no honor among bigots.
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted August 13, 2012 at 8:49pm

By: Shireen AHMEDThese Olympic Games have been hailed a success and triumph for women in sports. For the first time, every participating country has entered females athletes, including Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia.During the last 2 weeks, women's sporting...more

Did Greece miss potential teachable moment at Olympics?
by Sports, Media & Society
posted July 26, 2012 at 8:47am

Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou was booted off her country's Olympic team after making a racist comment on Twitter, according to various media reports. The articles reported that Papachristou said on Twitter: “With so many Africans in Greece...more

Serena Williams and the the Myth of Color-Blindness
by The Rabbit Hole
posted July 9, 2012 at 10:57pm

Photo by AFP from the Sydney Morning Herald. Serena Williams just won her 14th Grand Slam title and her fifth Wimbledon title.  At thirty years old, she truly has no peers on the tour today.  Her closest competition would be her sister, V...more

Racism in sport is alive and well
by The Rabbit Hole
posted June 11, 2012 at 7:13pm

Photo from Reuters. The Atlantic. Citing the critical role that sportsmen and women and sporting organisations have played in unifying societies torn apart by conflict, tackling prejudice on issues such as HIV/AIDS and in breaking down gender equality,...more

Anniversary Provides Opportunity to Advocate for Racial Diversity in Athletics
by Title IX Blog
posted June 11, 2012 at 7:05pm

Not to be forgotten among the 40th anniversary hype is the fact that Title IX has created more athletic opportunities for white women and girls than it has for women and girls of color.  According to this article in yesterday's New York Times, the hi...more

Black Athletes: Pawns in a White-man's game?
by The Rabbit Hole
posted February 27, 2012 at 3:30pm

This post is a book review inspired by Dr. Earl Smith's book, Race, Sport and the American Dream (2007).Race, Sport and the American Dream argues two overarching points:1.) that the American Dream of hard work leading to fame and fortune has been extremel...more

Camden Panthers crowned champions of first ladies only Basketball league
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted August 1, 2011 at 8:49pm

By Ayesha AbdeenThe first season of the MWSF Exclusively Women’s Basketball League (EWBL) concluded on July 2 with the Camden Panthers crowned 2011 champions.The five month competition which began in March this year is the first basketball league in the...more

Impressive changes in minority hiring
by After Atalanta
posted June 1, 2011 at 9:57am

Even my cynical, questioning-of-all-things-teleological self was impressed by this report about the increase in the hiring of minority female coaches in women's basketball. Three years ago the group Black Coaches and Administrators began tracking the hiri...more

What You Should Know: 2009-10 NCAA Race and Gender Demographics Report
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted May 4, 2011 at 5:57pm

The NCAA recently released its Race and Gender Demographics Report for 2009-10, which measures annually the composition of NCAA member institutions’ administrative and coaching staffs. The report shows significant increases in the number of administrat...more

The creepiness that is the Masters
by After Atalanta
posted April 11, 2011 at 12:43pm

Even I'm impressed by the luscious greens and landscaping at Augusta National. But it's almost too lush--and I don't even have HD. What is it hiding? What are they prettying up? Well it's all hiding a heck of a lot of chemicals, I would bet. And then ther...more

African American Female Athletes: Beyond Althea Gibson
by Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport
posted February 15, 2011 at 5:56pm

Blog written by Kinesiology doctoral student, Emily Houghton. 2011 marks the 35th year of Black History Month. During February, sport media outlets offer narratives on Black History Month varying from athlete biographies, to social commentary on sport ...more

Black History Month – Honoring Female Athletes
by Pretty Tough
posted February 4, 2011 at 8:36pm

Over the years, there have been many great black athletes. This month, to celebrate Black History Month, we’d like to honor some of the women who have contributed to the soul of sports. Pioneers Althea Gibson was a pioneer in both amateur tennis and pr...more

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