Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
African American Studies, Africana Women's Studies, and History
Daniel Black, Ph.D.
Drew Brown, Ph.D.
Exploitation of African-American male athletes is one of the results of integrating collegiate sports. Predominately White Institutions’ infatuation with the athletic prowess of black men has become a societal norm. African-American student-athletes make up a majority of these revenue-generating athletic teams. Universities have shown that they are willing to achieve fame even at the academic exploitation of their black student athletes. Since integration there have been multiple cases of academic malfeasance of athletes. Select universities want to utilize the utility of Black male bodies but are not interested in expanding their minds. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be used as an example in this study. Since the 1960s, scholars have assessed this problem within collegiate sports. This thesis adds to previous research and can assist universities across the country that are committed to solving the dilemma of black athletic exploitation and reforming this oppressive model.
Kanu, Christina, "Personal Foul: Exploring the Exploitation of African-American Male Athletes at Predominantly White Institutions" (2018). Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University. 141.