Wednesday, April 30, 2014

PRO SPORTS IN BLACK AND WHITE

Professional sports provides us with an insight into how someone like Donald Sterling might create such a stir, especially among the other team owners; not only in the NBA, but also the NFL and MLB.



They are almost 100% all white, ( and billionaires to boot) while the majority players, are across the board, are black.



As Sterling was "caught" on tape saying;


I support them and give them food, and clothes, and cars, and houses. Who gives it to them? Does someone else give it to them? … Who makes the game? Do I make the game, or do they make the game? Is there 30 owners, that created the league?


One wonders if that sentiment is shared by any of the other guys in the "white billionaire owners club."


Three Leagues, 92 Teams And One Black Principal Owner

It’s common knowledge that the NBA – like the other two biggest U.S. sports leagues, the NFL and Major League Baseball — has many African-American and Latino players. But off the court and off the field, the racial demographics of the leagues are starkly different.

Richard Lapchick, director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida, has collated and published statistics on the demographics of most major sports leagues. In October, Lapchick published data on diversity in the NBA, the NFL and MLB in 2013. We’ve pulled the numbers to show how the diversity of the NBA’s ownership structure differs from that of the players — and from other professional sports leagues’ makeups.