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Serena Williams Responds to ‘Racist’ Remark About Her Unborn Child

Serena Williams Responds to Racist Remark About Her Unborn Child

“It disappoints me to know we live in a society in which people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments towards myself and unborn child,” Serena Williams said.

Jackie Robinson: MLB’s First Black Player Honored on 70th Anniversary

Robinson’s baseball career continues to teach valuable lessons in diversity and inclusion, and inspires today’s athletes.

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access is seen in bathroom stalls at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016. REUTERS

North Carolina Loses College Sports Championships Over ‘Bathroom’ Law

The state's refusal to be inclusive of transgender citizens in its bathroom laws continues to prove bad for business and reputation.

The episodic documentary series, created by Tom Brady, Michael Strahan and Gotham Chopra, examines the transcendent social and cultural impact of sports around the world.

AT&T AUDIENCE Network To Debut Original Series ‘Religion of Sports’ Nov. 15

The episodic documentary series, created by Tom Brady, Michael Strahan and Gotham Chopra, examines the transcendent social and cultural impact of sports around the world.

FRon Rivera and Cam Newton

Non-Whites Lead Super Bowl Panthers

NFL's "Rooney Rule" seems to be working. For the first time, a Latino head coach and Black quarterback on the same team will play in the Super Bowl.

Fair Play: Restrictions Against Transgender Athletes at Olympics to be Lifted

The International Olympic Committee released new guidelines to make Olympics more inclusive.

Athletes Detail Racism, Abuse, Segregation by University of Illinois Coaches

Former members of the women’s basketball team came forward with stories of severe misconduct by coaches and have filed a lawsuit.

NFL Superstar Calls Former Coach Racist

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly made a splash mere days after being tabbed with total control of football operations.

Will MLB’s Latino Outreach Actually Reach Senior Leadership?

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred talks up the game’s growth in Latin America, but misses the lack of Latinos in key leadership roles.

Billy Bean

Gay Ex-Player’s Path to MLB’s First Inclusion Ambassador

Pro sports is one of many areas that fail at diversity, and the man appointed last summer to lead D&I efforts for Major League Baseball knows all too well what inclusion means.

Jason Collins retires

Jason Collins Retires

Jason Collins, the first openly gay active athlete in any of America’s “Big Four” pro sports, is stepping away for good.

Becky Hammon, San Antonio Spurs

NBA Champion Spurs Hire First Full-Time Female Coach

Retiring WNBA star Becky Hammon was already well known to the team, having spent her last eight WNBA seasons in San Antonio and serving as a Spurs coaching intern this past NBA season.

WA High School Drops Redskins Name; Will Pro Teams Follow?

In response to concerns from American Indians, high schools and colleges have been moving away from Indian mascots. Will pro sports bow to the same pressure?

SLIDESHOW: Sports Cards of Trouble

A visual look at the trouble spots in professional sports when it comes to dealing with the issues of diversity and inclusion.

Dr. Robert Barchi and Tim Pernetti

Should Rutgers President and Athletic Director Resign After Coach Rice Scandal?

Rutgers faculty, government officials, members of the public (and DiversityInc readers) are demanding answers to the Rutgers University basketball scandal involving physical abuse and homophobic slurs—and some are asking for the resignation of Athletic Director Tim Pernetti and Rutgers President Dr. Robert Barchi.

Breaking Down the Barriers for Women On & Off the Sports Field

As the Olympic Games celebrates historic achievements in gender equity, Ernst & Young launches new white paper on enhancing diversity in sports, business, society and the global economy.

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

Why Are Sports Dominated by Blacks? What Our Readers Said

When the White Guy responded to a reader question about why the NBA doesn't look like the rest of America, the e-mail floodgates burst open. Read what they had to say.

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

Why Are Sports Dominated by Blacks?

One DiversityInc reader wonders why the NBA doesn't look like America. The White Guy has the answer.