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Topic: Advocacy - August 22 2022
How to Navigate Stereotypes in Sport

Stereotyping is common, but it is never okay. Many young athletes experience stereotyping related to their race, sexuality, or even the sport they play. Let’s debunk these stereotypes as we strive to create a comfortable environment for all on and off of the field.

By: Shianne Knight

VIS Creator™

& Justine Jones, MS

VIS Expert™

Topic: Advocacy

August 22 2022

By definition, a stereotype is a fixed idea that people have about a group or person that is mostly inaccurate or untrue. Stereotypes are often associated with race, sexuality or even economics, but they are prevalent in sports as well. Take some time to think about how you have been affected by stereotypes, or how you’ve seen them appear in your life. Although it will be difficult to completely erase all stereotypes, we can take individual steps to debunk them.  The first st...
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