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This paper analyzes the 1967 protest by San Jose State College (California) black student athletes against racial discrimination. It claims that the discrimination they experienced was grounded in pervasive racism at that college and eventually had a long term symbolic and concrete effect on black students and higher education. Harry Edwards, a former San Jose State student athlete and then faculty member organized a demonstration the first day of fall semester to protest racial discrimination at San Jose State. He demanded that the administration meet nine demands or the black football players would prevent the opening of the football season by refusing to play. The next day many students and faculty admitted to the media that large-scale racial discrimination occurred at San Jose State. While the campus grappled with the issues in meetings that week, outside groups announced plans to attend the game and disrupt it. The president of the university canceled the game. These events led to public discussion throughout California. The incident can be seen as a prelude to campus activism by African Americans. The next year, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised clenched fists on the Olympic victory stand to protest racial discrimination in the United States. Both were San Jose State students. (JB)

Descriptors: Activism, Athletes, Black Students, Blacks, College Athletics, College Students, Educational Change, Higher Education, Racial Discrimination, Racial Relations, Social Change, State Colleges











Autor: Chronopoulos, Themis

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=10287&id=ED386095







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