Thursday, October 14, 2010

Newly diverse sport report card

by Katie White
October 13, 2010

A study conducted by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, TIDES, at the University of Central Florida found collegiate sports leadership in the National Collegiate Athletics Association overwhelmingly held by white men.
The Racial and Gender Report Card, created by the sport management department of UCF, grades schools on the percentages of minority people they employ in the sports departments.
In 2008, Federal Affirmative Action policies stated the percent of minority college sports leadership positions should reflect the percent of the minority in the entire population.
Schools that meet the percentage receive an ‘A' in the study and subsequent lesser percentages receive lower scores.

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