The Politics of Athletics: Racism in Tennis
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The work begins with a brief historical and legal overview of racism. Included in this overview are definitions of overt and institutional racism and a proposed solution, genuine affirmative action. Next, analytical data is given to convincingly prove that tennis, today, remains a white sport. Following the data, the paper divides into three sections which provide the answers to why blacks lack a significant presence in tennis; economics, racism itself, and sociological factors. Each of these three sections contains recommendations to address the problems stated throughout the paper. Finally, the conclusion offers a final solution to race discrimination in tennis, education, affirmative action, and enforcement of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, with the goal of creating an environment in which all, no matter the race, possess an equal chance of participating and succeeding.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.