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Is there still racism in sports today?
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Is Racism Alive and Well in Major League Baseball?

In 1947, when Jackie Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, he ended over 50 years of segregation and broke Major League Baseball's "color barrier"...
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TonyEacklesJr's comment, April 21, 2013 10:51 PM
I do not think that racism is alive in baseball it so diverse today. So many players from all over the world have such a great importance to the game now that it is almost impossible to think the league is still racist.
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Racism's impact on women athletes | SocialistWorker.org

Racism's impact on women athletes | SocialistWorker.org | Racism In Sports | Scoop.it
That Caster Semenya is being singled out is not only about gender, but also deeply connected to the reality that she is a Black woman as well.
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TonyEacklesJr's comment, April 19, 2013 2:44 PM
Is there a feminism in sports today? Are women seen equal to men when it comes to sports?
TonyEacklesJr's comment, April 21, 2013 10:56 PM
I do not think that women are seen as an equal to men in sports and there is some sort of sexist. I do believe that just like segregation and racism, you will see the sexist barrier broken and women receive more respect athletically.
Sammy Mwangi's curator insight, March 5, 2014 6:33 AM

Racism is crippling black women athletes.

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Steve Nash is MVP because of "racism"?

Steve Nash is MVP because of "racism"? | Racism In Sports | Scoop.it
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TonyEacklesJr's comment, April 19, 2013 2:47 PM
Do you believe that race can play a part in MVP (Most valuable Player) voting? Steve Nash won back to back MVP awards and many people said it was because he was white. Does race take away from an individuals actual talent? Does it also make his award less of an accomplishment with the race card being played?
TonyEacklesJr's comment, April 21, 2013 11:04 PM
I remember when Steve Nash won his 2nd MVP award and how I believed that he was not worthy of the award that year. The NBA's best player that year was Kobe Bryant, and every NBA analyst, journalist, announcer, owner, and player knew that. Many said he won because he was not black and it was time for somebody else that was not black to get the award. Being a basketball fan I did think that it was absurd for people to say that because Nash is a great basketball player. However, that award belonged to Kobe that year so it only made me and others wonder.
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Is Hockey a Racist Sport?

Is Hockey a Racist Sport? | Racism In Sports | Scoop.it
Not everything is a racial issue. Just because a hockey player's black doesn't mean that's why he's been criticized. But hockey is inherently a white sport, and a white Canadian one, at that.
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TonyEacklesJr's comment, April 19, 2013 2:52 PM
Hockey is a sport that does not have a lot of players that are not white. Is this a form of racism or just coincidence? Is this just how the game is?
TonyEacklesJr's comment, April 21, 2013 11:08 PM
I honestly think that the fact there are not a lot of players that are not white playing hockey is just how the game is. Thinking of it from a cultural aspect, black people for example have never been hockey players. One of my first thoughts of that being true is because of the weather. African-American's ancestors came from Africa, which is a continent that is typically hot and never is cold enough for snow. Same thing could be said for Mexican-Amercans and many other nationalities.
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ESPN.com: Jackie changed face of sports

ESPN.com: Jackie changed face of sports | Racism In Sports | Scoop.it
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TonyEacklesJr's comment, April 19, 2013 2:54 PM
How much of an impact do you think Jackie Robinson had on changing racism in sports?
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NBA Sued For Racism, Lack Of Diversity

NBA Sued For Racism, Lack Of Diversity | Racism In Sports | Scoop.it
  Startling allegations were released as statistical analysis showed an incredible lack of diversity in the National Basketball Association.  Current reports show that 78% of all NBA players a...
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TonyEacklesJr's comment, April 19, 2013 2:43 PM
Do you think that a professional sports league should have a diversity rule? If so, what would be the qualifications? Also, do you believe if they don't meet those diversity standards that they should be sued?
TonyEacklesJr's comment, April 21, 2013 10:54 PM
The NBA can not help the fact that they have a league of predominantly black players so I do not believe that they should be sued for that. The lack of diversity in the league should not be a reason they could be sued, many other professional leagues lack diversity as well. Should all of them be sued too?
BrandonTeoZX's curator insight, July 14, 2014 9:44 AM

This is an area that surprises me a little. While it is true that majority of well-known basketball players are blacks, there has to be certain white players in basketball teams that play equally or even better than their black counterparts. But to me, the coaches and managers think that only black players are good at basketball due to most of them having a taller physique.

 

I always thought that sports would be an area where people are not prejudiced against each other, but it seems that I was wrong. Not only do coaches think that black players are better, they also do not give chances to white players who aspire to be basketball players themselves.   

 

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Black ESPN writer accuses Roger Goodell of racism with Roethlisberger case

Black ESPN writer accuses Roger Goodell of racism with Roethlisberger case | Racism In Sports | Scoop.it
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/commentary/news/story?page=hill/100326

Leave it to a black reporter to use the race card. This is from the article:

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Is racism root of Pacers’ poor attendance?

Is racism root of Pacers’ poor attendance? | Racism In Sports | Scoop.it
by Bob Kravitz, USA TODAY SportsINDIANAPOLIS — This was in 1999-2000, back before Indianapolis became a racist town. The Indiana Pacers, playing their first
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TonyEacklesJr's comment, April 21, 2013 10:59 PM
In some parts of America I do believe there is still racism and people that just will never accept the change. The Indiana Pacers have one of the best records in the NBA but there attendance is low. There could be many reasons for that, but in an area where mostly ever person living there is white, and having a team where 12 or 13 players out of 15 are black, it is hard to not think i=f the race card is being played by fans.
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Pacers' Jackson: dress code is ‘racist’ - NBA- NBC Sports

Pacers' Jackson: dress code is ‘racist’ - NBA- NBC Sports | Racism In Sports | Scoop.it
Forward wears jewelry to protest rule, which he says attacks culture
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TonyEacklesJr's comment, April 19, 2013 2:50 PM
Some players felt that NBA dress code was a racist movement to the African American population of the league because it tried to take away from their culture. Most players before the dress code wore baggy jeans, big shits, and tons of jewelry to the arena before the game. Do you believe this was code conducted as a part of racism?
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Racism and sports

Racism and sports | Racism In Sports | Scoop.it
The word 'racism' has been tossed around the past few years like so many used hankies. In nearly all spheres of American life — from politics, to the military and the world of sports — the term is used to excuse and condone a multitude of sins.
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TonyEacklesJr's comment, April 19, 2013 2:54 PM
Is racism in major sports today in reverse? Most NFL & NBA players are African-American, including almost 80% in the NBA. Are some sports leagues racist towards white people?