Losing to Win: Discussions of Race and Intercollegiate Sports, an interdisciplinary conference held at Wake Forest University in 2011.

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The conference brought together prominent academics, athletic administrators, sports journalists, former student athletes, professional athletes and other professionals with an expertise in sports to discuss subject including:

The conference addressed the racial implications of these and other controversial topics. Panelists discussed topics ranging from student-athlete’s perceptions of mistreatment; stereotype threat (as applied to non-white student-athletes); concerns related to the recruitment of student-athletes of color and their academic and social integration into top-tier institutions; media portrayals of African American student-athletes; and the implications of Title IX gender equity for women student- athletes and coaches of color.