The need for transparency in our diversity efforts
Every sector has its unique ways of evaluating how diverse and inclusive it is. Kudos to sports organizations that have the courage to push for more integration and accessibility!
The Racial and Gender Report Card annually asks, “Are we playing fair when it comes to sports? Does everyone, regardless of race or gender, have a chance to play or to operate a team?”
Major League Baseball had an A on the issue of racial hiring practices, a C/C+ for gender hiring practices, and an overall grade of B in the 2015 MLB Racial and Gender Report Card (MLB RGRC).
The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida publishes the Racial and Gender Report Card to indicate areas of improvement, stagnation and regression in the racial and gender composition of professional and collegiate sports personnel and to contribute to the improvement of integration in front office and college athletics department positions.