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NBA gets highest marks for racial and gender hiring
South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 16, 2011 | Craig Davis

Posted on 06/17/2011 7:22:01 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

The NBA received the highest grade ever issued on racial and gender hiring practices among men's professional leagues, continuing a recent trend.

The league received an A+ for race and an A- on gender for a combined A in this year's Racial and Gender Report Card from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida.

While the NFL and Major League Baseball have shown significant improvement on racial and gender hiring in recent years, the NBA is the only men's pro league to receive a combined A. TIDES has been studying diversity hiring in sports since 1987.

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: gender; lapchick; race; sports
Does this include Grambling?
1 posted on 06/17/2011 7:22:05 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida.

Never in the furthest reaches of my imagination could I conjure up such an "institute." Who in their right mind would dream up such a thing? Why do they exist? Just to shake down those organizations who don't get an "A"? What scores did the NHL, the PGA, and NASACAR get? Are they inherently racist organizations?

2 posted on 06/17/2011 7:27:28 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ConservativeStatement
The NBA is about 95% black!

Blacks are about 13% of the population.

I get it. Million-man math.

3 posted on 06/17/2011 7:27:31 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The NBA received the highest grade ever issued on racial and gender hiring practices

BS

4 posted on 06/17/2011 7:27:43 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/West, unbeatable.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“While the NFL and Major League Baseball have shown significant improvement on racial and gender hiring in recent years”

I concur, there just aren’t enough white guys or woman on teams in the NFL but they are now showing significant improvement according to this study.


5 posted on 06/17/2011 7:28:35 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

How many Islamists play in the NBA? Palestinians? Hispanics? Asians? Native Americans? Transgenders? Women? Wookies?


6 posted on 06/17/2011 7:30:06 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well, thank goodness for the NBA!! This explains why the membership is so representative of the general population. Viva diversity!


7 posted on 06/17/2011 7:30:48 PM PDT by Segovia (Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
TIDES...noted a decrease in the percentage of African-American players [in Major League Baseball] on opening day rosters from 10 to 8.5 percent from 2010

And the percentage of white players in the NBA is....?

8 posted on 06/17/2011 7:31:13 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: ConservativeStatement

I do not watch it!


9 posted on 06/17/2011 7:32:56 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Segovia
Well, thank goodness for the NBA!! This explains why the membership is so representative of the general population. Viva diversity!

If the NBA picked folks for their teams in a way that represented the general population there would be no such thing as professional basketball. It wouldn't even rise to the level of pickup basketball games in city parks.
10 posted on 06/17/2011 7:33:54 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Steely Tom
Their gender and race hiring scores come from OFF the court.

When they have gender and race parity ON the court, then I'll believe their claims.

Among highlights of the NBA's report card for the 2010-11 season: Persons of color made up 83 percent of players, the highest ever reported. African Americans made up 78 percent of the players, equaling the highest mark since 2001-02. There were nine African-American head coaches, one more than the previous year, and one Asian, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. Women made up 42 percent of professional employees in the league office. Sacramento's Marina Kolokotronis and New Jersey's Irina Pavlova became the first women team presidents since 2007-08. Only 15 percent of team vice presidents are women.

11 posted on 06/17/2011 7:34:21 PM PDT by Aroostook25
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To: ConservativeStatement
I wonder if the Institute for Diversity and Ethics has even heard of the NHL...? I bet their little pin heads would explode!
12 posted on 06/17/2011 7:34:31 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Get crazy with the cheese whiz!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I would give the NBA an F on racial diversity.


13 posted on 06/17/2011 7:35:27 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Never in the furthest reaches of my imagination could I conjure up such an "institute." Who in their right mind would dream up such a thing? Why do they exist?

To give high paying jobs to people who would otherwise have to dig ditches for a living due to their lack of real education.

14 posted on 06/17/2011 7:37:13 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The NHL will continue to be the better sport in America, and not get involved in racism and sexism when it comes to hiring.

Also, they’re tougher than baseball players.

http://www.sportstvjobs.com/resources/hockey-players-are-tough.html


15 posted on 06/17/2011 7:37:33 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The NBA is ethnicity diverse? really could of fooled me..I think they play the best player the can find and do not give a dam about being diverse so please doun’t blow smoke up peoles ass about the NBA trying to be ethnicity diverse


16 posted on 06/17/2011 7:47:43 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Global Warming, undeniable truth; Obama, infallible genius; Apple perfect, invented everything)
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To: ConservativeStatement
ROMNEY BBALL
17 posted on 06/17/2011 7:49:09 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

And I should care why?


18 posted on 06/17/2011 7:59:09 PM PDT by mort56
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To: ConservativeStatement

The NBA should have affirmative action policies set for Whitey!


19 posted on 06/17/2011 8:02:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If I recall correctly there was quite a bit of grumbling about racism a few years ago when Steve Nash won the MVP twice.


20 posted on 06/17/2011 8:03:59 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is a gag post, right?

It’s so utterly ludicrous on the face of it that it must come from The Onion.


21 posted on 06/17/2011 8:20:58 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Really; any time someone gets high marks for “diversity”, you have to ask, “from whom”? Or, more bluntly, “From which side”?

The NBA is the toast of blacks & women because the majority of their players & fans are black men, and they are able to subsidize a women’s NBA (which is nothing compared to the men’s, but jobs are jobs) unlike men’s soccer.


22 posted on 06/17/2011 9:12:46 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: ConservativeStatement

>> NBA gets highest marks for racial and gender hiring

Perplexing.

>> TIDES has been studying diversity hiring in sports since 1987.

I understand TIDES is an operation driven by Socialism.


23 posted on 06/17/2011 9:12:52 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: aruanan

Which explains why European teams whip the a$$es of the NBA all stars?
They don’t even make the Gold medal game anymore.

NBA = inferior product. Overhyped.


24 posted on 06/17/2011 9:13:14 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: ConservativeStatement

Never heard of the U of Central Florida. Is it a recent entry?


25 posted on 06/17/2011 9:29:48 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Repeal the 16th amendment . Send Islam packing to their homeland.)
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To: takenoprisoner
Never heard of the U of Central Florida.

You need to get out more. It's been around for 48 years. The football team won the Conference USA title a few years ago.

26 posted on 06/17/2011 9:39:53 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: OldMissileer

At first I was thinking, “Another make-belive institution from the fevered brain of John Semmens.” But I looked it up. It does exist!

And by the way, it carries the name of DeVos. If that’s Rich DeVos, he happens to own the Orlando Magic.


27 posted on 06/17/2011 11:07:00 PM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Ummm, it’s from John Semmens, who is notable for writing Onion-grade material. Intentionally, by the way!


28 posted on 06/17/2011 11:09:07 PM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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To: TigerClaws

Uh, did you sleep through the 2008 Olympics?


29 posted on 06/18/2011 3:18:56 AM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: Erasmus

It says Craig Davis at the top


30 posted on 06/18/2011 5:34:13 AM PDT by hattend (Let's all meet Sarah at her last bus stop -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Jan 2013)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I understand the “racial” (the NBA is 95% black so all is well racially) ... but what’s with the “gender” thing? I haven’t seen a lot of ladies shooting from the 3 point circle. Maybe they are talking gays or something?


31 posted on 06/18/2011 5:42:33 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: takenoprisoner

From Lapchick’s Wikipedia page: In 2009, the Rainbow/ PUSH Coalition and Rev. Jesse Jackson honored him for “lifetime achievement in working for civil rights.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Lapchick

If his goal is to limit white males, he should start with himself but that will never happen.


32 posted on 06/18/2011 5:54:23 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is this a joke?


33 posted on 06/18/2011 5:56:32 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

No joke, Lapchick is a hateful soul - typical liberal who continues to build walls.


34 posted on 06/18/2011 6:00:43 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: TigerClaws
Which explains why European teams whip the a$$es of the NBA all stars? They don’t even make the Gold medal game anymore.

NBA = inferior product. Overhyped.


Think just a little bit. Don't engage in the parts to the whole or whole to the parts fallacies.

A team that consists of players from many different teams assembled quickly for a special competition isn't going to be as good a team as one that has had those same players playing together as a team for years.
35 posted on 06/18/2011 8:27:07 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan

Which is exactly why USA Basketball completely revamped itself after the 2004 Athens debacle. In Beijing, they were back to kicking the rest of the world’s behind.


36 posted on 06/18/2011 10:54:15 AM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: hattend

I must have had two windows open and one eye on each.

Like a chameleon.


37 posted on 06/18/2011 1:26:48 PM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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