Kevin Blackistone, Merrill’s Shirley Povich Chair in Sports Journalism, discussed issues of race in college athletics at a Wake Forest University conference on Thursday, April 14.

Watch video of the discussion.

Kevin Blackistone

Kevin Blackistone

The two-day conference, “Losing to Win: Discussions of Race and Intercollegiate Sports,” featured sports journalists, academics, professional athletes and former student athletes.  Blackistone will speak on a panel entitled “The Media: Contributor to Implicit Biases in Intercollegiate Athletics?”

In addition to teaching at Merrill, Blackistone is a regular panelist on ESPN’s “Around the Horn.” Among the courses he teaches at Merrill is “Sports Journalism and Social Change,” in which he helps students develop an understanding of racial issues in sport.