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Max Stick (left), Dr. Casey Scheibling (center), Dr. Mark Norman (right)

“Kareem Hunt cut by the Chiefs for brutalizing woman on video”: online framings of racialized and gendered violence by a professional athlete

Ph.D. candidate Max Stick, Adjunct Assistant Professor Dr. Casey Scheibling and Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Mark Norman (Department of Health, Aging & Society) recently published an article in Sport in Society.

Jul 29, 2021

Based on an analysis of online comments reacting to a violent altercation between a professional football player and a woman, the authors find that many use ‘soft’ racial and sexist framings to assess guilt. In discussing the incident, commenters drew on racialized and gendered assumptions, illuminating tensions between anti-Black racism, gender inequality, and sexism in interpretations of violence against a White woman by a Black athlete. These discussions both minimized the significance of violence against women while simultaneously perpetuating racism.

Read the full article here.