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Unformatted text preview: Kristin Jung TH 8am Dumb Jocks Are Not Born; They Are Systemically Created The word Dumb Jocks refers to the stereotypical image of ignorant athletes, whom are only capable to achieve in athletics and do not have the ability to excel in academics and education. When children are born they essentially are all the same without the intelligence of math, sports or anything else the world has constructed. The child is distinguished through the genetics of their parents and the social influences the athlete experiences throughout their lifetime. The phrase Dumb Jocks are not born; they are systematically created, is not entirely accurate in which athletes characteristics are not solely based upon external factors but are also passed on by the gene of the parents. External influences also contribute to the development of the childs behaviors and beliefs. The reference of Dumb jocks, no longer applies to many athletes of the modern society, essentially student athletes are more balanced individuals than...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course EXSC 310 taught by Professor Callaghan during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07