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  • 1. Silly little jocks, books are for nerds
    English 1102
    Dondre McBean
    4/28/11
    Ms. Wayne
  • 2. Why does this look wrong?
  • 3. Bet these guys graduating from college would look weird
  • 4. Are jocks smart
    63.2%
  • 5. Can you guess what makes LeBron James cry
    Knowing that since 1990 479 underclassmen who applied for the NFL draft but only 332 were actually selected and only 131 actually made it to the first round of the draft. Almost all of those who left college early never earned a degree and even though they said they would come back to college and earn a degree they never came back because college was too expensive because they didn’t have any scholarships to help cover the cost. In the NFL only 880 players have actually earned a college degree and in football an athlete will be lucky to stay on the team for four years and once they drop out they actually earn up to $600,000 less than a person with a degree would earn.
  • 6. Interesting Results
    In these not so shocking results that I received from a survey I conducted 94.7% of people viewed that black male students who played football were more likely to be better at it than white males, females and black females. Also 52.6% of people agreed that white males are more likely to graduate from college, and 36.8% agreed that Asian males are also likely to graduate from college. Black males did not receive a single vote in this category. Although the two question before this one specifically asked if race and gender plays a role in athletes academics and performance . 44.4% said no for gender and 63.2% said no for race. Yet still the results were very one sided.
  • 7. The CRT
    A study was conducted in 2010 by Comeaux and it was about the critical race theory otherwise known as the CRT. The CRT was a way to interpret how faculty members viewed Black and white U.S. college student athletes academic and undergraduate accomplishment. Each faculty was randomly assigned a photo of a student athlete by race either white or black. The results came back and there was difference on how each person felt about the black and white athlete’s photo on their academic and undergraduate accomplishments. The results also yielded that black male and female athletes were less favored than white athletes. The implications were discussed among coaches, student affair leaders and are committed to more equal educational environments for everyone athlete and non-athlete students.
  • 8. The Athlete stigma
    In THE ATHLETE STIGMA IN HIGHER EDUCATION by Simons, Herbert D.(et.al) 538 college athletes were asked how faculty and non-athlete students viewed them. 59.1% of them said that students perceived them negatively and 33% by professors. Only 15% said that they were actually viewed in a positive way. 61.5% said that they were given a hard time when asking for accommodations for athletic competitions. 62.1% have had received negative remarks about athletes in class from faculty members. 370 of them said the specific negative comments that non-athlete students and faculty. All of the comments reflected the idea of the dumb jock stereotype meaning low intelligence, little academic motivation and receipt of undeserved benefits and privileges. Also there were gender, race and sport differences in the stigma.
  • 9. GPA averages and sports non-athlete students would like to play
    21.1%
    78.9%
  • 10. If you’re an athlete and you need help with writing and grammar
    The university of central Florida and the University of Miami both have excellent athletic programs to help athletes graduate from college. The University of Central Florida athletic program not only covers math and science, but reading and writing as well, and have helped roughly about 2,000 student athletes in the past three years go on to very rewarding careers.
  • 11. Can you identify the mistakes?
    4 out of 3 poeple can not raed, fractions
    21.1% of non-athlete college students could not get this right
    21.1%
    78.9%
  • 12. Answer
    If you were able to identify the four mistakes then you are able to use basic analyzing, punctuation and grammar skills
    4 out of 3
    (poeple)- people
    (raed)- read
    (,)- unecassary comma
  • 13. Works Cited
    Comeaux, Eddie. Racial Differences in Faculty Perceptions of Collegiate Student-Athletes' Academic and Post-Undergraduate Achievements. Sociology of Sport Journal; Dec2010, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p390-412, 23p. Academic Search Premier. Web. Mar 15 2011.
    Simons, Herbert D., Bosworth, Corey, Fujita, Scott, Jensen, Mark. THE ATHLETE STIGMA IN HIGHER EDUCATION. College Student Journal; Jun2007, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p251-273. Academic Search Premier. Web. Mar. 13. 2011
    Alex Oppenheimer. UM Showcases Most 4-year Graduates in NFL. Web. Mar. 15. 2011
    Hall, Ronald E., Michigan State U, David Walker Research Inst, Coll of Human Medicine, School of Social Work, East Lansing, MI, US. The Ball Curve: Racist psychology and stereotype of the 'dumb Black'. IFE Psychologia: An International Journal, Vol 9(2), 2001. pp. 7-17. Print.