African American Athlete Interview

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After interviewing an African American athlete my perception has changed tremendously. I interviewed a male athlete who received over 25 Division 1 offers and chose to come to The University of Texas at Austin with high academic expectations and the hope to make life long connections. He expressed that although he wouldn’t have been able to attend UT without his scholarship people should not think just because he is an African American athlete he is dumb. He also stated he doesn’t believe that people look at white athletes like they aren’t smart. He said, “ I know I’m not as smart as everyone here, but I’m not dumb; that’s the most irritating thing about people around here”. He agreed that athletes receive privileges that other students don’t

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