This has been a guiding purpose since 2006 for The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) for grading pro leagues and the NCAA on racial and gender hiring.
“Every year, the TIDES team asks participating organizations in the Racial and Gender Report Card process: ‘Are we playing fair when it comes to sports?
Rather than separate league-specific reports as in past years, TIDES last week released a combined 2020 Racial and Gender Report Card for five pro leagues: WNBA, NBA, MLB, MLS, NFL and college sport.
“It is paramount that professional leagues and college sport increase diverse and inclusive hiring practices when hiring league employees, front office and team professionals, and university administrators alike,” the report reads.
For nearly three decades, we have been the only Twin Cities medium that not only regularly and prominently features the annual TIDES report card results, but also daring to ask local team and league officials about their diversity efforts, in particular their hiring of Blacks.