While countless Americans bemoaned their busted brackets on the road to the Final Four that winds up here in Minneapolis next week, two elephant-in-the-room issues still get overlooked annually: The players still don’t get a dime of the millions they generate, and the graduation disparity gaps between Black and White male and female basketball players still exist.
The 2018 College Sport RGRC moreover shows that Whites hold over 85 percent of the 395 campus leadership positions, and White men hold 73 percent of the 130 presidents.
Conclusion a two-part column Despite its overall paucity of Blacks on the field, baseball has shown a significant increase in racial hiring off the field. According to the 2018 MLB Racial and Gender Report Card by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES), nearly 34 percent of MLB Central Office professional staff are […]
Racial and gender diversity remain stuck on stupid First of a two-part column The 2018 Associated Press Sports Editors Racial and Gender Report Card sadly shows little progress for Blacks in key positions over the last three years. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) earlier this month published its sixth report card […]
Women have nearly closed the gaps The Sweet Sixteen round begins this week in men’s and women’s college basketball. But nary a word has been said about the continuing graduation disparity gap between Black and White players. Our March Madness coverage continues this week not on the games, but rather on the fact that while […]
It’s that time of year in the waning days of the college football season when talk of coaches being fired and hired, the fairness or unfairness of the current four-team playoff system, and other such subjects are oft-discussed. But buried under such talk is the ever-existing graduation-rate gap between Division I Black and White football […]
The WNBA has since its inception been the sports industry leader for racial and gender hiring practices. It recently got an A for its overall race, gender and combined grades for the 13th consecutive year from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES). The league received five A-plus grades in five categories […]
Fourth in an occasional series Longtime columnist William C. Rhoden has written on The Undefeated.com about the “blinding Whiteness in virtually every sector” of college sport, including key leadership and other essential positions, calling it the “diversity conundrum.” MSR’s multi-part series expands on Rhoden’s observation. This week…WANTED: male or female of color looking to break […]
The National Basketball Association under Commissioner Adam Silver’s leadership remains the undisputed racial and gender hiring leader, according to the latest “Racial and Gender Report Card” (RGRC) by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES). “Generally speaking the NBA tends to improve on both racial and gender hiring practices” each year, noted TIDES […]
Time will tell if he also walks the walk Mark Coyle later this month will celebrate his first-year anniversary as Minnesota athletics director. He was hired last May. The MSR historically, through sports columns and in its commentary section, has published writers who have called out the University of Minnesota about its culture, especially in […]