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Tatishe Nteta speaks about work on the racial dimensions of the debate over paying college athletes

Tatishe Nteta, political science, is interviewed on the PBS podcast Code Switch about how NCAA rules allow for television networks to make a lot of money on events such as the basketball tournament known as March Madness, and how schools, coaches and others benefit financially, but athletes are generally not allowed to be paid. Nteta and colleagues found that racial animus and prejudice were the strongest factor influencing whether fans thought top college players, who are mostly African American, should be paid. 

Comments begin at 14:15 of the broadcast. (Code Switch [NPR], 3/21/18)


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