Rodney K. Smith


While racial and gender-based inequities regularly occur throughout our broader culture, this Article focuses on their presence in the context of athletics. Part II of this Article examines possible racial and gender implications associated with the common unwillingness, in the academic context, to take seriously the academic skills or values that may attend participation in athletics. Effective efforts to deal with racial and gender- based inequity in the operation of intercollegiate athletics will have to account for the presence of this broader academic ambivalence toward participation in athletics. Part III, in turn, deals with the existence of racial and gender inequity in athletics generally, and specifically, in intercollegiate athletics at the Division I level.' Part IV examines a number of reform and related efforts designed to enhance racial and gender equity in intercollegiate athletics.

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