Tag: Sports

Caitlyn Jenner

California Gubernatorial Candidate Caitlyn Jenner Under Intense Fire for Anti-Trans Comments Attacking Her Own Community

In a twist that’s appropriate for a long-running star of reality TV, transgender activist and Olympic gold medal-winning athlete Caitlyn Jenner is being sharply criticized both on social media and in the press for a comment she made attacking trans athletes — a group that she is perhaps ironically the…

Kentucky Derby

Inspired by Protests Over Breonna Taylor’s Death, Humana and Kentucky Derby Festival Launch Diversity and Inclusion Initiative in Louisville

Ahead of the 147th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 1, Kentucky Derby officials and Humana (No. 25 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2020) have announced a new equity initiative meant to make the race more accessible and welcoming to everyone, regardless of race, gender, age…

Tokyo, Olympics

Tokyo Olympics to Encourage Significant Increase in Gender Equality Among Event’s Corporate Sponsors

Besides simply being a showcase for some of the most talented and athletic men and women on the planet, the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics are hoping their event this summer can also help promote significant change in corporate culture, both in Japan and around the globe. Bloomberg’s Ayai Tomisawa…

NCAA

NCAA Declares Full Support of Transgender Athletes; Pledges Its Events Will Be ‘Free of Discrimination’

In a blow to a growing number of states considering harsh and discriminatory bans on transgender rights, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has publicly come out in support of diversity and inclusion — backing transgender rights and saying that it will no longer hold championship events in locations that aren’t…

Creighton head coach Greg McDermott

Creighton University Basketball Coach Greg McDermott Suspended Indefinitely for Insensitive Language

Unsurprisingly, the sports world continues to be a hotbed of latent racism and cultural insensitivity. The latest example: Creighton University basketball coach Greg McDermott. Following the loss of his team, the Bluejays (currently ranked 14th in the NCAA), McDermott urged his players to “stick together” and “stay on the plantation.”…

Tokyo Olympics new president

Tokyo’s Olympic Committee Names New President After Scandal Over Sexist Comments From Previous Leader

Following a scandal over sexist remarks made by its former chair, the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee has named a new president: Japanese athlete-turned-politician Seiko Hashimoto. A former cyclist and speed skater who competed in seven Summer and Winter Olympics, Hashimoto steps into a highly volatile role as Tokyo Olympic Organizing…

Negro Leagues, MLB

100 Years Later, MLB Elevates Negro Leagues to Major League Status

Major League Baseball has righted a generations-old wrong this week by elevating the Negro Leagues to MLB status. This inclusion will allow for 3,400 Black players from seven leagues that formed due to segregation and had operated between 1920 and 1948 to receive newfound recognition in a number of ways,…

Women leaving workforce

Women Retreating from the Workforce in Record Numbers; 22 More Reasons to Vote in November; and More

Women leaving workforce in record numbers due to COVID-19. Millions of women are changing their careers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, either drastically cutting back on the hours they work or retiring completely, the Daily Mail reports. The data comes in part from a survey of 40,000 women…