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The history of the slave era led to the creation of several different tropes of African American women used throughout history including the jezebel and the strong Black woman. Coupled with the matrix of domination, researchers are able to understand how this history has led to recreations of oppression among Black female athletes. This has been particularly evident among the sport of gymnastics in which several athletes have experienced severe oppression, which in many cases, has prevented them from speaking up about other serious concerns within their sport such as sexual assault and mental health. The creation of tropes for Black females, coupled with the matrix of domination, have contributed to the reproduction of oppression among Black female gymnasts.
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Cesanek, Nicole T., "Battling History: A Discussion of How Controlling Images and the Matrix of Domination Causes Recreations of Oppression Affecting Black Female Athletes in Gymnastics Today" (2023). Student Publications. 1085.