Tag: Sports

Washington Redskins Name Change Gains Momentum

By Chris Hoenig There’s a disagreement in Washington, D.C., that’s making headlines across the country, and it has nothing to do with the budget or the deficit. Instead, it’s a battle between the owner of D.C.’s pro football team, the Washington Redskins, and millions of Americans who think it’s time…

WA High School Drops Redskins Name; Will Pro Teams Follow

This article is part of a DiversityInc series: “What the #$@! is Wrong With Sports” CLICK HERE for more of this special series. By Manuel McDonnell Smith and Chris Hoenig In Port Townsend, Wash., the end of June marked not only the closing of the books for the 201213 school…

SLIDESHOW: Sports Cards of Trouble

While professional sports leagues and their star athletes have records that are envied by many, their scorecards when it comes to dealing with diversity and inclusion leave a lot to be desired. DiversityInc takes a closer look at some of the problem policies, athletes and issues with diversity in pro…

Should Rutgers President and Athletic Director Resign After Coach Rice Scandal

Barchi and Pernetti 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 slursand some are asking for the resignation of Athletic Director Tim Pernetti and Rutgers President Dr. Robert Barchi. Basketball Coach Mike Rice…

Why Are Sports Dominated by Blacks

Luke Visconti’s Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart,…