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Week 3 Notes

by: Emily Smith

Week 3 Notes SPMGT 101

Emily Smith
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Sports and Popular Culture:Trends and Issues
Dr. Tammy Crawford

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Race once again was a factor this week and we talked about how the media makes black athletes look intimidating.
Sports and Popular Culture:Trends and Issues
Dr. Tammy Crawford
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Date Created: 09/12/15
Sports Management 101 Week 3 Notes Tuesday Pop culture through the form of music Bob Dylan was an artist from the 60 s and he wrote a song about a famous boxer Rubin Carter Rubin Carter was arrested for a crime that he did not commit Everyone that enjoyed Bob Dylan s music were either upset by the song or saw it as either a need for change or ignore the issue altogether We watched a video about Rubin Carter and his conviction Class response 60 s was a bad time for blacks Rubin was a rough and tough man He was a boxer Won many of his fights Not safe for blacks to be out on the streets after dark Police went after him and friend because it was late and they were only a couple of blocks from the crime scene Even a victim from where the crime took place said Rubin was not the man that shot him Police were just looking for someone to blame Since Rubin was an athlete they used him to instill fear in black folks Thursday We were shown caricatures of Venus and Serena These women are promoted as fierce strong somewhat scary and a force to be recon with There was another picture of a Russian tennis player she was seen as a more sexual figure and her female characteristics were enlarged The media has the ability to portray athletes certain ways especially based on the color of their skin Black athletes are seen as intimidating with mean facial expressions and enlarged muscles We were introduced to Althea she was the first black tennis player therefore she broke the color barrier in tennis and was seen as an intimidating figure for the rest of the athletes in tennis She was physical she worked hard she grew up in Harlem therefore she had to be tough Other black women that helped break color barriers in sports such as Venus Serena and Wilma Rudolph track Venus and Serena have won many awards for tennis and Wilma Rudolph won 3 gold metals in the Olympics When Wilma got back from the Rome Olympics they had a parade for her however it was segregated and she denied to show up to the parade


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