SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1Bimper, Jr. A. (2015). Lifting the veil: Exploring colorblind racism in Black student athlete experiences.Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 39(3), 225-243. DOI: 10.1177/0193723513520013

Learning Objective: LO 5-2 Understanding Privileged Cultural Identities

Summary: Utilizing critical race theory (CRT), the author examines colorblind racism that impacts college student athletes in a post-racial narrative.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What was new or surprising to you about the use of a critical race theory (CRT) research as the theoretical lens and colorblind racism as the ideological frames?
  2. Describe your understanding of Demarco’s comment “…And you know, I don’t think all schools prepare us [Blacks] to go to college like they do White people” given your current understanding of cultural identities and their influence on teaching and learning.


Article 2: Nasir, N. S. & Hand, V. M. (2006). Exploring sociocultural perspectives on race, culture, and learning.Review of Educational Research 76(4), 449-475. DOI: 10.3102/00346543076004449

Learning Objective: LO 5-3 The Influence of Personal Cultural Identities on Teaching and Learning

Summary: Utilizing sociocultural theory, the authors propose how a sociocultural lens might provide insight for educators, and suggests new lines of research on issues of race, culture, and learning.

Questions to Consider:

  1. Identify and describe the major explanations for achievement stratification presented by the authors. 
  2. What is the relationship between race and culture that is posited by the authors?