The Influence of Race on Attitudes about College Athletics (WP-14-23)

  title={The Influence of Race on Attitudes about College Athletics (WP-14-23)},
  author={James N. Druckman and Adam J. Howat and Andrew Rodheim},
AbstractThe questions of whether college student-athletes should be paid and/or allowed to unionize have generated a wide-ranging national debate. Public opinion on these issues is starkly divided along racial lines, with African-Americans dramatically more supportive than non-African-Americans. We posit that the race gap stems from fundamentally distinct mindsets. African-Americans view pay for play and unionization as mechanisms to enhance educational experiences and hence as a form of… CONTINUE READING


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