Singer Speaks at First Friday Lecture Series

Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: December 10, 2013

Dr. John Singer, associate professor in sport management, was the invited speaker for the African American Professional Organization’s First Friday Lecture Series.

His lecture titled “A Critical Race, Multilevel Analysis of the Mis-Education of Black Male College Athletes at NCAA Member Institutions,” brought a full house to the KAMU studios with many others watching via closed circuit television.  

In his presentation, Singer talks about the process that often occurs when individuals are given a faulty education and where external forces impair their ability to explore the totality of who they are. The focus of analyzing the issue of “mis-education” of Black male college athletes comes from a multi-level perspective. There are outside forces that play a role, such as institutionalized racism in American society and sport, overemphasis on sport in American culture, and also individual forces, such as identity development and personal ethics of the athletes themselves.

The First Friday Lecture Series is a program of the African American Professional Organization, held the first Friday of the month and sponsored by the Division of Research at Texas A&M University. To see more pictures from the event, visit the HLKN Facebook page.