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When Race, Sport, and Religion Collide

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Students at Brigham Young University are required to follow strict moral guidelines known as the Honor Code. Most students at the school are prepared to meet the code’s rigid demands, but some aren’t, says Darron Smith, a former BYU professor. Smith says that many black and/or non-Mormon athletes may not fully anticipate the challenges of the Honor Code, and he argues that they’re disproportionately punished for violating it. He’ll join us Tuesday to discuss what happens when race, religion and sports collide.

Darron Smith is a sociology professor at the University of Memphis. He is the author of Black andMormon. His most recent book is called When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide: Black Athletes at BYU and Beyond [Independent bookstores|Amazon].

On Thursday, March 30, Darron Smith will give a lecture on black athletes and the struggle for civil rights as part of the Mormon Studies Conference at Utah Valley University. That event is at 2:00 p.m. MORE DETAILS.