Topic: Ben Carrington

Longhorns in Leeds: Students blog from abroad

June 20, 2011
Longhorns in Leeds: Students blog from abroad

Travel along with a group of sociology students as they immerse themselves in Leeds, England, a storied city known for its strong sporting heritage.

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Sports and Race Experts Available to Discuss Texas Relays

April 4, 2011

The Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays take place April 6-9 on The University of Texas at Austin campus. This annual track and field event attracts athletes from Texas and across the country. Faculty members at the university are available to discuss racial discourse in American culture, the role of sports in the integration of America, underlying racial dimensions of safety concerns during the Texas Relays and other sports and race-related topics.

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Black History Month Story Ideas and Experts at The University of Texas at Austin

Feb. 2, 2011

February marks the celebration of Black History Month, a remembrance of important people and events in African American history.

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Professors examine how we don't -- but should -- talk openly about race in the United States

Nov. 15, 2010

First came the fiery attacks last summer as the NAACP approved a resolution condemning perceived racist elements within the Tea Party movement.

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Professor talks race, sports, politics in new book

Sept. 8, 2010
Ben Carrington, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, discusses racial stereotypes in sports in his new book

Ben Carrington, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, presents a postcolonial overview of sport's role in enforcing racial stereotypes, particularly about black athletes. Using past and present sports icons as examples -- boxers Jack Johnson, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson -- Carrington argues that ideas of white intellectual supremacy and black degeneracy still remain deeply embedded in sports culture.

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