2020 college sport racial and gender report card shows ‘insignificant progress’

By: | February 26, 2021

Sports has the power to be the progressive vehicle needed to promote change. But its power is diminished when it neither lives up to its ideals nor leads the way. That is the case with college sports.

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) released its 2020 College Sport Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC). In doing so, TIDES reviewed the racial and gender hiring practices across all three divisions in addition to the NCAA national office. This report examined the disparities that exist throughout the NCAA and its member institutions regarding racial and gender representation. The overall grade was a C+ with a racial hiring grade of a B and a gender hiring grade of C+. These grades show insignificant progress and, in fact, far too many declines. Especially for racial hiring.

Among the most important 16 categories we track by race, only two showed slight improvement, two remained the same and 12 had decreases for people of color.

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