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dc.contributor.advisorCrawford-Rossi, Emilyeng
dc.contributor.advisorDiem, Saraheng
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Kendall Josepheng
dc.date.issued2023eng
dc.date.submitted2023 Falleng
dc.description.abstractHigher education is key to accessing pathways toward upward mobility. Combining strong academic preparation and athletic skill provides opportunities for secondary students to access higher education as student-athletes. For African American males, the academic and athletic combination has produced a college sports landscape where they account for nearly half of the higher education student athletes in two of three major sports. These student athletes are utilizing academics and athletics to access higher education and opportunities for upward mobility through participation in football and basketball. Baseball is the third major sport in America and African American males represent less than 5 percent of college participants. Major League Baseball recognizes the lack of African American representation in baseball and has expressed a desire to reverse this worsening phenomenon. The dominant discourse states that economics and lack of interest are key factors in the low rate of African American participation in baseball. The economic and lack of interest perspectives do not include the opinions of African American college baseball players. This study utilizes Critical Race Theory and Narrative Inquiry (Critical Race Narrative Inquiry) to centralize the voices and experiences of African American males along their journey to access higher education through participation in baseball. These voices provide an informed counter-narrative to the disinterest perspective, define the impact of racism on their journey, and detail strategies for African American males to successfully access higher education through participation in baseball.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.format.extentix, 188 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/98764
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/98764eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.titleGoing, going...but not yet gone counter-storytelling the socialization of African American college baseball playerseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadership and Policy (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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