Four students at Duke University hosted a panel to discuss the unique experience of being a Black student-athlete at a predominantly white institution (PWI) on Wednesday (Oct. 30).
The panel was moderated by Martin Paul Smith, a former college athlete and assistant professor. Hosted by the Center for Race Relations, the panel, entitled “Black Bodies, White Entertainment,” discussed how Black athletes are often viewed as not being as smart as their classmates.
Kyra Lambert, point guard for the women’s basketball team and graduate student at the Fuqua School of Business, said she finds herself trying extra hard to prove herself, according to the .
And junior Damani Neal, a safety on the football team majoring in sociology, added, “I might play a sport, I might