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Race and Social Problems

Race and Social Problems

Editor-in-Chief: Gary F. Koeske

ISSN: 1867-1748 (print version)
ISSN: 1867-1756 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12552

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SPECIAL ISSUE ON RACE AND SPORTS

SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS: Larry E. Davis, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh and Gary Koeske, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Editor: Gary Koeske, University of Pittsburgh

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Race has always played a significant role in sports in America. Virtually no sport has been exempt from America’s legacy of racism. Some of the most notable examples of sports being affected by race were: Jack Johnson who won the heavy weight championship of the world in 1908. His victory resulted in lynching and riots in 25 states and 50 cities. Then there was the case of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in 1947; who received death threats for breaking the color barrier. Also there is the case of Hank Aaron who broke Babe Ruth’s home-run record on April 8, 1974. His accomplishment resulted in his receiving tens of thousands of racist hate mail and death threats. In addition to these events there have been long standing stereotypes/beliefs that Blacks were not intelligent enough to play certain positions in some sports or that they were genetically/physically superior to whites in some way which contributed to their success.
How has race and sports changed over the last 100 years? Has the demographics of college sports changed as society has changed? Has the integration of sports served to improve race relations in our society? Are African Americans over-represented in different sports and is this related to genetic or biological attributes? Is there a relationship between race, crime, and sports participation? Has there been any benefit to the Black community generally from the presence of successful Black athletes. Such questions serve as examples of what we want to address in this special issue.
The journal Race and Social Problems intends to publish a special issue on how race and sports have interacted. Larry E. Davis and Gary Koeske will be the editors for this special issue. A wide variety of topics in which race influences sports will be considered. Articles that rely on original empirical research are preferred, but theoretical, historical and policy-oriented articles will also be considered.

SPECIAL ISSUE ON RACE AND IMMIGRATION 

Journal: Race and Social Proble
Guest Editor: Ram Cnaan, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Editor in Chief: Gary Koeske, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

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The journal Race and Social Problems will publish a special issue focused on the various ways in which race and ethnicity influence immigration. A wide variety of topics related to the way in which race influences immigration will be considered. Articles that rely on original empirical research are preferred, but theoretical, historical and policy-oriented articles will also be considered. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, immigration rates and patterns over time, assimilation, social capital and other theories, the influence of citizen attitudes, religiosity, and relationships to violence and crime.
Please submit articles in English to the Springer Editorial Manager service, http://rasp.edmgr.com as a Microsoft Word document. Submissions should adhere to the conventions of style and format described in the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, particularly for empirical studies. Please consult the helpful checklist on pages 379-382 of the Manual (Fifth Edition). Manuscripts should be between 10 and 16 journal size pages in length or roughly 18 to 33 manuscript pages, including abstract, text, tables, figures, notes and references. Inquiries regarding this special issue should be sent to the editor, gkoeske@pitt.edu.
The journal Race and Social Problems provides an international and multidisciplinary forum for the publication of articles and discussion of issues germane to race and its enduring relationship to psychological, socioeconomic, political and cultural problems. The journal publishes original empirical studies, reviews of past research (particularly meta-analyses), theoretical studies and invited essays that advance the understanding of the complexities of race and its relationship to social problems. Whereas regular issues include primarily quantitative empirical research, special issues reflect a variety of methodologies and may include non-empirical articles, such as policy proposals, critical analyses, historical reviews and analyses, and solution-based papers on critical contemporary issues.
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