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Doo Jae Park lecture, "Korean Americans in (white) Sports: Immigration, Whiteness, and Sports Participation"

Event Type
Asian American Studies
Asian American Cultural Center, 1208 W Nevada St, Urbana
Nov 27, 2018   12:00 pm  
Originating Calendar
A+D Student events

The Department of Asian American Studies
& the Asian American Cultural Center’s Food for Thought program present A lecture by the 2018 Jeffrey S. Tanaka Grant recipient:

Doo Jae Park
Doctoral Candidate Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Race matters in contemporary American sports culture. Sports may be considered as a multicultural terrain having cultural fascination where is best for socialization. Immigrants (and Asian Americans), in this respect, tend to participate in sports to create cultural anchor; to
assimilateinto Americanculture. Regardlessof sportsasthemulticultural terrain, Asian Americans often encounter socially constructed whiteness through their sports participation.

This presentation will unpack what meanings of sports participation is for Korean immigrants/Korean Americans; how they have naturalized pervasive whiteness as well as racialized themselves by sports participation.”

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