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NCORE Webinar Series

The MIS-Education of the Black Male Student-Athlete: How Socio-demographic (Self) Identifiers Influence Their Identity Development and Their Involvement in College     

Wednesday, February 24, 2021  |  LIVE 3:00-4:30 PM Central Time* 

(* 4:00-5:30 PM Eastern / 2:00-3:30 PM Mountain / 1:00-2:30 PM Pacific). Convert other time zones to Central Time here.

$25.00  |  REGISTER


Important Details:

  • Registration will close at 4:30 PM Central Time the day before the webinar. Space is limited and may fill before this date.
  • Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link the morning of the session.
  • All registrants will receive a recording approximately one week after the webinar.
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  • Live captions and sign language provided.

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Session Description:

Black male student-athletes represent 60 percent of the highest revenue-generating collegiate sports in the country, while only representing three percent of the student body. Though making significant impacts in their respective sports, they are still struggling to develop holistically, including in the areas of self-identity and involvement as they matriculate through college. Like Woodson's (1933), "The MIS-Education of the Negro," stated that Black people are culturally indoctrinated, rather than taught, in American Schools. Society has potentially conditioned Black Male student-athletes to believe that athletics over anything else is the ticket to a better life. As professionals before we dismiss this population because they aren't matriculating at the pace or in the manner that we may desire, first understanding who they are, via socio-demographics would yield greater insight into the decision making, behavior, and perception of the Black Male Student-Athlete.

The purpose of this session is to educate and inform faculty and staff of potential factors that could have a significant influence on the identity development and involvement of the Black male student-athletes on college campuses. This presentation will better inform its audience on the Black male student-athlete population and empower them to create a community of support that encourages the holistic development and growth of this student population.


Dashan J. Axson-Lawrence

presenter Dashan J. Axson-Lawrence