Origins Of Racism In Sports

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Racism is one of the most important social issues of the modern world. It has affected millions of people worldwide, and is one of the deepest social problems in history. The history of what we call racism which is the discrimination of other groups on the basis of their different descent begins in the Early Modern Period. This worldwide issue has caused countless problems so it is crucial that we analyze this in order to better understand it. We will look at the origins of racism, its history, and its decline in the present alongside remaining trace of racism in our society. A little background of racism, it took its greatest form in the American Civil War. Over half a million people died in the war for the freedom and equality of African …show more content…
Sports Racism is a belief that people of different races have different qualities and abilities, and that some races are inherently superior or in inferior. Racism in the form of discrimination persists in society especially in the sporting community. Racism in sports occurs in both team and individual sports around the world. Sports itself does not induce racism. Sports are meant to be a colorblind activity that gives the people a chance of fair play. Racism in sports is a problem which persist around the world. It led to a wide range of controversial incidents. Racism in sports is only a big problem now because the media is choosing to make it …show more content…
These women soon took a stand to change the way people viewed sports in general. African American women would not be allowed to participate in the international event The Olympics if it wasn’t for Tuskegee Institute’s Athletic Director, Cleveland Abbot. The success of African American women track stars in Olympic competitions was all for the Tuskegee Athletic Director, Abbot began the Tuskegee Relays in 1927, the relays cooperated two events for women. The National Amateur Union (AAU) introduced the first National Championship for women, but in this time, it only consisted of Caucasians. Many years later after the start of Cleveland Abbot’s Relays, Tuskegee won their very first Championship from National AAU. After all the hard work at Tuskegee, this soon passed onto Tennessee University, and by the year 1948, the Olympics had multiple African American Women that Represented the United

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