We Gamin' Basketball

Black Intersectional Approaches to Sports and Gaming

Javon Ke'Andre Goard (Johns Hopkins University), Stephanie Jones (Syracuse University), Jaymon Ortega (University of Southern California), and Kishonna L Gray (University of Kentucky)



With the rise in popularity of online games like Fortnite (2017), AmongUs (2018), and CallofDuty:Warzone (2020), social-media spaces, especially Black Twitter, have been sites for sharing new and old recordings of gameplay. The public conversations on social media about these recordings have propelled conversations forward on continued racial hostilities and in turn created a cultural lexicon around what it means to be Black in online gaming spaces. Read Full Essay