Dr. Darron T. Smith | When Race, Religion and Sport Collide: Black Athletes at BYU and Beyond

Join Dr. Darron T. Smith for a discussion and signing of his book, When Race, Religion and Sport Collide: Black Athletes at BYU and Beyond.

When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide tells the story of Brandon Davies’ dismissal from Brigham Young University’s NCAA playoff basketball team to illustrate the thorny intersection of religion, race, and sport at BYU and beyond. Author Darron T. Smith analyzes the athletes dismissed through BYU’s honor code violations and suggests that they are disproportionately African American, which has troubling implications. He ties these dismissals to the complicated history of negative views towards African Americans in the LDS faith. These honor code dismissals elucidate the challenges facing black athletes at predominantly white institutions. Weaving together the history of the black athlete in America and the experience of blackness in Mormon theology, When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide offers a timely and powerful analysis of the challenges facing African American athletes in the NCAA today


Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of When Race, Religion and Sport Collide the featured book from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of When Race, Religion and Sport Collide today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102