In this case study, we present a confessional tale that outlines the unique challenges and experiences of a trainee practitioner working in an elite youth soccer academy, during and following a racism scandal. We first locate our intersectional identities before contextualizing how the racism scandal emerged. Nested within the confessional tale is a series of critical reflections relating to the internal conflict between the trainee practitioner’s values, beliefs, and ethical obligations when working with released players who engaged in the racist behavior, confronting his whiteness, white privileges, and experiences of white guilt, and the lack of a cultural centered framework within the supervisee-supervisor relationship. While the trainee practitioner recognizes the significant work still required to become more culturally humble, we conclude by offering several applied recommendations to support others in developing a more culturally grounded practice framework.
|Journal||Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology|
|Publication status||Accepted for publication - 8 Oct 2022|
- cultural humility
- white guilt
- white privilege