So, it doesn 't mean Hispanics are not playing sports, it means the sports that they are involved in doesn 't require going to college which is a requiring ground. Additionally, Latinos dropout rate at a secondary school is at the highest rates in the country which prevents them from attending college. These theories are great to actually show the representation of minority 's student athletes especially cultural and familial expectations because a lot of children believes if they play basketball or football then they will make it out of the hood. Parents particularly in the African American communities will invest hours and thousands of dollars to ensure their child is playing football or basketball. So many children will get good grades and be on their best behavior so they can earn a scholarship to attend college, so they can hopefully make their professional athlete dream come
Buchanan interprets statistics reported by columnist Walter Williams to conclude that black male athletes dominate majority of the popular sports such as the NFL and the NBA (par. 5). Furthermore, Buchanan reveals that no one complains when Hispanics and Asians who make up a good percentage of the population are not visible nor pursued after in this organization (par. 2). The enactment of standardizes testing given to students to measure their academic abilities and supposedly will close achievement gap only prove that the battle to the end achievement gap between racial groups is a failure.
Race In Sports The odds that any high school athlete will play a sport on the professional level are about 10,000 to 1. Yet according to a recent survey conducted by Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society, 66 percent of all African-American males between the ages of 13 and 18 believe they can earn a living playing professional sports. That is more than double the proportion of young white males who hold such beliefs. Black parents also are four times more likely than white parents to believe that their children are destined for careers in professional athletics. As an industry, sports have also created a relatively small, elite class of black multimillionaires.
Additionally, individuals whose ancestry traces back to West Africa have recorded more than 95 percent of the fastest times in sprinting, while those of Kenyan descent are responsible for a third of the best times in long distances races (Entine 32). This data is shockingly one-sided, yet the average spor... ... middle of paper ... ... of a basketball game, during which announcers refer to black players as “gifted” or “freak athletes,” while calling white players “gym rats” with “high basketball IQ.” This is not a new trend; stereotypes about black athletes have persisted for decades. The legendary football coach Vince Lombardi was quoted as saying, “I think Negroes are more naturally endowed…. They’re built differently. Their muscular development is longer….
Having a impact on the world like Jordan does isn’t as easy as it sounds or looks, Jordan has his family life, and basketball life to worry about too. When Jordan was just 19, he started his college career at the University of North Carolina (biography.com). Even as a college basketball player he was named college basketball player of the year in 1983 and 1984 (Deegan, 5). Bobby Knight, one of the country’s most successful college coaches called Jordan the best basketball player he had ever seen (Biography.com). Jordan was a star in baseball as kid and was never part of varsity basketball team until his junior year.
The 20 percent rule seemed non-controversial and even generous -- until Governor Bush found that roughly two-thirds of additional black students who might benefit from the rule had been so neglected in high school that they had failed to graduate with the necessary credits for admission to the state university system. The state is now pushing public schools that serve black students to provide better course offerings. What all these states have learned is that the only real way to make race-sensitive policies unnecessary is to guarantee black and Latino children from poor communities a realistic chance at a decent education that prepares them for college. To kill the policies before those guarantees are in place is to court civic disaster.
The argument that it's wrong to give whites an even greater advantage to make up for their lack of merit is irrelevant. If blacks got an equal start in life, they might even dominate the NBA more than they do now. The fact that they don't is a further injustice to their merit. This is a prize piece of rhetoric among anti-affirmative critics. Teams in the National Basketball Association select their players based on merit.
Greenfield also cites that over the last two decades, no more than three white players have been among the ten starting players on the NBA All-Star team (Greenfield 209). David Wolf claims this dominance of blacks in the NBA is due to a natural inheritance. Wolf says basketball is a pastime of the urban poor since the fact most of them don’t have finances to access equipment for hockey, baseball, football, or other fairly expensive sports. And basketball is something they can feel pride about (Greenfield 210-211). Most of the urban poor are the black.
This year Andrew Wiggins was worth $1.6 million while Johnny Manziel was worth $547,000. The projected market value for the average college basketball is $375,000 and for the average college football player is worth $178,000. Colleges would not be able to pay players millions of dollars but would be able to if it was in the hundred thousands. The most profitable college football... ... middle of paper ... ...less ( Rod Carey of Northern Illinois makes $376K a year). I think that one thing that could affect the pay is what school you go to, at Alabama you will more than likely make more than someone at a smaller school because of the difference in revenues.
Hiring based on something other than objective merit may result in economic inefficiency and a less qualified staff. If minorities have a qualified resume and are available, they will meet the criteria of the employer. Once again, it is more effective to treat the disease itself, rather than to stoop down to the same level and discriminate to treat the symptoms. In athletics, for example, in spite of past discrimination blacks have excelled, not because standards were lowered but because barriers were eliminated. Now more than ever blacks comprise the largest ethnic group in professional sports and have come to dominate some of the most lucrative sports such as football and basketball, and are now using their earned social capital to give back to their communities to help others along the way.