Jaylen Brown Lecture at the Berkeley Forum on Sport and Education
A new video for a talk given by Boston Celtics All-Star forward Jaylen Brown asks a series of important and related questions as a starting point. “How does institutionalized sport act both as an adversary and as an agent of social control? We are asked. “In what ways does social stratification occur in both education and sport? Why are athletics and intellectualism considered mutually exclusive, especially among black athletes? “
In the video, Brown approaches these questions from his own perspective as well as the work of renowned intellectuals, mixing the two together for an engaging and at times hard-to-listen conversation due to his graphic discussion of police brutality.
Listen to the clip embedded below to hear Brown’s speech at Cal-Berkeley – his alma mater – and get ready to take some notes. There’s a lot going on and this is one conference you don’t want to miss.
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