Tag: Sports

Serena Williams Responds to Racist Remark About Her Unborn Child

Serena Williams, a 23-time grand slam tennis champion, has endured both racism and sexism during her career on the tennis court.But when Ilie Nastase, a former French and U.S. Open champion, made a racist comment about her unborn child, Williams made it clear that she would not allow bigotry to…

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

Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s (MLB) color barrier when he made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. Seventy years later, the franchise, now the Los Angeles Dodgers, unveiled a statue on Saturday honoring the trailblazer. Before the Dodgers’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks,…

Non-Whites Lead Super Bowl Panthers

CORRECTED: 1/18/16 3:50 P.M. This year’s Super Bowl will mark a milestone with its 50thanniversary and at the same time score another win for diversity with the first team featuring a Latinohead coach and Black quarterback playing in the big game. Thecredit for the first minority head coach and quarterback…

NFL Superstar Calls Former Coach Racist

What started as a run-of-the-mill controversial offseason NFL trade that backed up lines for sports talk shows has made its way, with a host of other minor incidents, alongside Ferguson and Baltimore in the modern discussion of race relations in the United States. On March 4, 2015, Philadelphia Eagles head…

Will MLB's Latino Outreach Actually Reach Senior Leadership

By Michael Nam Rob Manfred, the 10th commissioner of Major League Baseball, wants to “grow” the game in Latin America and the Caribbean, but while he talks up the diversity of baseball’s workforce, his reorganized senior leadership team lacks any Latino representation. If he truly wants to reach out to…

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

Pro sports is one of many industries that struggle in the D&I space, most having little or no structured diversity programs in place. Of all the pro sports, Major League Baseball is a little ahead of the curve, routinely scoring a B/B+ overall in The Institute for Diversity and Ethics…