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1. COLEMAN, ASHLEY. and Harrell, Shelly. "Sports as a Protective Factor for African American Female Adolescents: Implications for Program Development" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AWP Annual Conference, Palm Springs Hilton, Palm Springs, CA, Mar 08, 2012 Online <PDF>. 2019-08-22 <>
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Abstract: African American women are frequently portrayed in sexualized roles in movies, music videos, and reality television. African American adolescents may internalize these stereotypes increasing their risk for engagement in risky behaviors. A sports-centered psychosocial intervention is presented that proposes developing the body as a source of strength, not an object.

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