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Black Male Academic Support Staff: Navigating the Issues with Black Student-Athletes

Black Males and Intercollegiate Athletics: An Exploration of Problems and Solutions

ISBN: 978-1-78441-394-1, eISBN: 978-1-78441-393-4

Publication date: 3 June 2015

Abstract

There is a great deal of discussion involving Black male college athletes, particularly at Division I colleges and universities in revenue-generating sports. However, there is little discussion with regard to the unique role and complex challenges faced by Black male personnel who have the task of supporting student-athletes, especially athletes who are also Black males. The authors of the chapter extensively review the role of student-athlete academic support departments and the competencies needed to work in the profession. In addition, the chapter authors discuss how Black male identity can affect the Black male’s role in academic support positions.

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Council, M.R., Robinson, L.S., Bennett, R.A. and Moody, P.M. (2015), "Black Male Academic Support Staff: Navigating the Issues with Black Student-Athletes", Black Males and Intercollegiate Athletics: An Exploration of Problems and Solutions (Diversity in Higher Education, Vol. 16), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 69-89. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-364420140000016005

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