Richard Lapchick, The Institute’s Director and primary author of this report, noted, “After four years from the 2006 Report to the 2010 report, there was some change in the five key positions we examined for race but little for gender. In fact, the overall grade for racial hiring practices improved from a C to a C+. There continued to be a failing grade for gender in all five categories. I think it is encouraging that APSE and AWSM had a combined event this year. I am also encouraged that APSE has continued to request the report knowing that the news would not be good. I applaud its determination to get better.
“It is important to have voices from different backgrounds in the media. This report shows that in 2010, 97 percent of the sports editors, 85 percent of the assistant sports editors, 86 percent of our columnists, 86 percent of our reporters and 90 percent of our copy editors/designers were white. In the 2008 report, those numbers for the same positions were 94, 89, 88, 87, and 89 respectively. The percentage of males in those positions this year are 94, 90, 90, 89, and 84. In 2008, the percentages were 94, 90, 93, 91 and 84, respectively. The 2008 report showed a terrible lack of opportunity for people of color and women. In spite of that, there was actually a decline in 2010 for opportunities for people of color as sports editors (from 6 percent to 3 percent) and copy editors (from 11 percent to 10 percent). The percentages of people of color increased for assistant sports editors (11 percent to 15 percent), columnists (12 percent to 14 percent) and reporters (13 percent to 14 percent).
|Like Daniel Tosh, Colin Cowherd understands pushing the envelope on race sells|
Nearly 60 percent of junior high school and high school students get suspended or expelled, according to a report that tracked about 1 million Texas children over a six-year period.About 15 percent of the Texas seventh- through 12th-grade students tracked during the study were suspended or expelled at least 11 times and nearly half of those ended up in the juvenile justice system. Most students who experienced multiple suspensions or expulsions do not graduate, according to the study by the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Public Policy Research Institute of Texas A&M University.
UNFAIR?The report indicates a disproportionate share of African-American students getting removed from school classrooms for disciplinary reasons.
• MALES: • According to the study, 83 percent of black male students had at least one discretionary violation - compared with 74 percent of Hispanic males and 59 percent for white males.
• FEMALES: The same pattern applies for female African-American students - 70 percent for African Americans compared with 58 percent for Hispanics and 37 percent for white female students
His show, The Herd with Colin Cowherd is a syndicated talk radio show broadcast on ESPN Radio affiliates throughout the United States and online at ESPNRadio.com. In 2008, the Herd added a simulcast on ESPNU. The show features commentary on sports news, perspective on other news stories, and interviews with popular analysts and sports figures. Although a sports broadcast, he often reflects on personal life and business as it relates to the sports world. Demographics and regional preferences are frequent topics of his program. The majority of his conversations primarily center around the National Football League (NFL) and college footballMajor League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also has a featured segment, Spanning the Globe, during the second segment of his show. In this segment, he interviews reporters in different parts of the country to talk about the day's main topics in their region. with mentions of recent topics from
Chad Ochocinco publicly bashed ESPN Radio and ESPN2 TV host Colin Cowherd on Twitter today after the sportscaster insulted the Bengals receiver on air.
According to Out of Bounds, "Cowherd said something to the effect of '70% of NFL and NBA players are broke within 5 years of retirement,' and used Ochocinco's name as part of his point." Ochocinco did not take the mention lightly.
In a series of tweets, Ochocinco urged Cowherd to "just say I don't like this black guy!!" He proceeded to tell the host that "your girl is cheating on you" and suggested that Cowherd "try EXTENZE," the "male enhancement pill" most recently pitched by former coach Jimmy Johnson. Scroll down for the entire barrage:
Colin Coward with all the negative going on with athletes how do u find a way to lump me n yo show just say I don't like this black guy!!
I guess Colin won't be happy till I get a DUI, arrested, well hell maybe I should get accused of rape, maybe that'll make him STFU!!!!
@espn_colin its not my fault your girl is cheating on you, its your fault, try EXTENZE and stop worryin about me! Lmao-have a show bout that
@espn_colin you look like an extra from the movie LORD OF THE RINGS, get your lisp fixed before you do your next show !
|It's okay to judge by character|
After hearing the ignorance that oozed from Colin Cowherd's mouth the other day, I have no doubt that if he didn't know already he would swear up and down that Tom Brady is black.
A few years back, Brady, the three-time Super Bowl champion quarterback of the New England Patriots, knocked up his girlfriend, actress Bridget Moynahan, and then promptly cut out on her, leaving her to attend Lamaze class all by her lonesome.
Brady left his pregnant girlfriend for another woman, so-called supermodel Gisele Bundchen, and eventually married and fathered a child with her.
Presented with this scenario and not knowing that Brady is indeed white, one has to assume that Cowherd would automatically say that Brady is black, and that this is stereotypical black male behavior. After all, Cowherd, a loudmouth ESPN screamer who apparently sees himself as part sports talking head and part Daniel Patrick Moynihan, ready and willing to dole out misinformation and snake oil to anyone who tunes in.
Shortly into John Wall's rookie season in Washington, Cowherd concocted a wacky correlation between Wall growing up without his father in his life translating into what will be Wall's inability throughout his career to be a true leader.
Uh, what? Nobody with half a brain believes this, especially the people who are paid to build NBA franchises. But Cowherd too often engages in stereotyping to cover up his lack of understanding of the sports he is paid to talk about.
Earlier this week he was at it again, proclaiming that the NFL, with its majority of players being black and reared in single-parent homes headed by women, couldn't possibly be prepared to handle the stern discipline coming from Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Cowherd employs the work of another pop sociologist masquerading as a sports columnist to back him up when he refers to a recent piece by CBS' Gregg Doyle. In the piece, Doyle miscasts as a widespread a feeling among black NFL players and media outlets that the commissioner is purposely disciplining black players more than whites.
Please, with the possible of exception of the James Harrison's rant last week, nobody in the NFL is calling Goodell racist. As defined at dictionary.com, a racist holds a "belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others."
I guarantee you that neither Doyle nor Cowherd, who probably hardly ever sets foot inside of an NFL or NBA locker room, is privy to one conversation involving an African-American athlete who shares these view.This writer is correct: most Black athletes call themselves $10 million slaves or read William Rhoden’s book 40 Million Dollar Slaves and demand more money to foolishly spend like Dez Bryant. They joke about the New York Jets’ Antonio Cromartie’s inability to remember his nine kids names and debate the merits of various strip clubs to make it rain in.
Guys like Colin Cowherd and Daniel Tosh understand that there exists a huge market for racism in this country, because when most people are outside the earshot of Black people, jokes are constantly made at their expense.
Talking or writing about sports for a living means you have to close your eyes to the fact that most of the athletes you cover – Cowherd’s favorite are the NFL and NCAA football, the two big sports – will be Black athletes whose only ticket to success in America is based on their athleticism.
That ticket is short-lived and the communities they come from are largely Black holes that no one ventures into unless it’s a white college football coach hoping to recruit the next generation of Black athlete that will require millions of dollars in tutors to keep academically eligible.
Cowherd – and Daniel Tosh – understand that judging by color of the skin isn’t a smart move, but they understand that judging by the content of character is a viable business decision. Neither one of their shows or careers would be as popular as they are if they didn’t.
Stuff Black People Don’t Like includes Colin Cowherd, because eschewing the widely held rule in sports journalism – thou will not criticize the off-the-field behavior of Black athletes – he has threatened to make more and more people aware that judging by content of character is acceptable.
For some reason, most people forget that it’s okay to judge by content of one’s character. It’s time to start doing that.