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Percentage of black baseball players drops again
AP Sports ^ | 042111 | RONALD BLUM

Posted on 04/21/2011 6:53:00 PM PDT by Artemis Webb

NEW YORK (AP)—The percentage of black players in the major leagues dropped again on opening day this year even as the sport again received a top overall grade for racial diversity.

Baseball’s grade for gender hiring declined slightly, according to the annual study released Thursday by Richard Lapchick’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports at the University of Central Florida.

Baseball received an A for racial diversity in hiring, the same grade as last year, and a B-minus for gender, down from a B. Its overall grade remained a B-plus.

“A one-year difference like this must be seen with the perspective of the overall pattern baseball has been going in,” he said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “If it t happened two or three years in a row, it would be different.”

The percentage of black players dropped to 8.5 percent on opening day this year, down from 10 percent at the start of last season and its lowest level since 2007. It was 17 percent when Lapchick began tracking the figure in 1990.

The percentage of Latino players dropped from 28.4 percent to 27 percent— baseball’s lowest since 1999’s 26 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; diversity; lapchick; mlb; racism
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1 posted on 04/21/2011 6:53:01 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb

Professional sports are racist. They keepin’ the black man down.


2 posted on 04/21/2011 6:54:26 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Artemis Webb

Where are the race pimp superheroes? Al, Jesse where are you?


3 posted on 04/21/2011 6:55:50 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Artemis Webb

Its the most racially mixed pro sport there is. There should be no whining about race involved.


4 posted on 04/21/2011 6:57:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Artemis Webb
Richard Lapchick’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports at the University of Central Florida.

Anybody can make up a phony job for themselves, but getting the government to pay for it is the real trick.

5 posted on 04/21/2011 6:58:14 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Artemis Webb

White players should sue the NBA and NFL because whites are not representative of their population at large within these sports. De facto racism.


6 posted on 04/21/2011 6:59:29 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Pan_Yan
Richard Lapchick’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports at the University of Central Florida

Diversity in sports?

What's the goal for whites in the NBA?

7 posted on 04/21/2011 7:01:41 PM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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8 posted on 04/21/2011 7:02:59 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Artemis Webb

In other news, the percentage of white players in the NBA dropped again. The Administration has appointed a special blue ribbon panel headed by Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate this shocking development.


9 posted on 04/21/2011 7:03:11 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Artemis Webb

And furthermore 100% of current US Presidents are black.


10 posted on 04/21/2011 7:09:22 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Artemis Webb

Scorecards for collectives, collectivists and useful idiots.


11 posted on 04/21/2011 7:38:27 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: PGalt
The players Union has done it to the black players, and the owners are getting all of the talent they need from down in the Islands Dominican Republic and all of those Banana Places without playing those Broadway Salary's.
12 posted on 04/21/2011 7:47:26 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Never pass up an opportunity to " Shut Up")
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To: Artemis Webb

Baseball is a sport that is passed down from father to son, so in the black community where there is......

well you know the rest


13 posted on 04/21/2011 8:05:32 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Artemis Webb

Black is the wrong descriptive term. So is African-American, since black ballplayers from the Caribbean could be considered African-American. Are we talking about African-Americans from the fifty United States? What about Canadians?


14 posted on 04/21/2011 8:05:41 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Pan_Yan

I have my own Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports. How do I get a grant?


15 posted on 04/21/2011 8:07:07 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Pan_Yan

I have my own Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports. How do I get a grant?


16 posted on 04/21/2011 8:07:12 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: ClearCase_guy

What did it drop from? 97% to 95%?.


17 posted on 04/21/2011 8:30:23 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: chuckee

Nah, it is only 37% at most, maybe as little as 13%. See my tagline.


18 posted on 04/21/2011 8:31:45 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Artemis Webb

So we are supposed to watch sub-par performances because of some kind of race dream? Do I have that right?


19 posted on 04/21/2011 8:32:40 PM PDT by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: Artemis Webb
There is an Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports at the University of Central Florida?

That sounds like an easy job. I don't know how many sports teams there are at UCF but it can't take that long to analyze all of them in terms of racial and gender makeup. The ethics part may be a bit harder.

20 posted on 04/21/2011 9:33:40 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Artemis Webb

Most Dominicans are of African ancestry. Are these black activists so stupid as not to notice? Just because your last name is Bonilla or Alou doesn’t make you any less black.


21 posted on 04/21/2011 9:39:32 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Artemis Webb

This Ron Blum is an idiot! Affirmitive Action rules don’t apply when multi-millions are paid to gather the best athletes to any given team in order to provide the best chance of garnering attendance and making a profit in the traditional, capitalistic way that has made the US great.

Blum is hung up on racism. Sure, there are only a few Asians in MLB, but there are many more players from hispanic background and THEY are enumerated as WHITE (Caucasion) even by the US Census Bureau because of there European roots. Hispanic is not a race, but an ethnicity.

Therefore, I suppose that Blum’s data regarding numbers of Blacks (Negroes) playing in the MLB are probably even lower when the Hispanic players are counted as White.

Just a small rant on my part. I believe the issues these so-called “journalists” bring up regarding race are just done to stir up emotions and fill their required column quotas. The subject matter is tantamount to a Jackson or Sharpton screed about how racist everyone is against Blacks.


22 posted on 04/21/2011 10:54:18 PM PDT by octex
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To: popdonnelly

Lol.... I mentioned that to another foreigner here in Japan... He was talking about an African-American from the UK.. I told him to think about what he just said...

He didn’t get it;

I had to explain that if the guy was from the UK, HOW could he be an American... he said, “oh yeah... good question”..

THAT was his answer :p

The hyphen-name crap is SO PC..

Either you’re an American, or your not...

;)

Bikk


23 posted on 04/22/2011 1:44:28 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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