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Racial Diversity in Professional Sports – MMXLII

Racial Diversity in Professional Sports

Racial Diversity in Professional Sports

by Jared.
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Ever wondered what the racial breakdown of your favorite American sports league is? Thanks to the good folks at visual.ly, now we know!.

The racial breakdown of players in the MLB, NFL and NBA (vs. overall US demographics). Many would argue that baseball is no longer “America’s Pastime”, but notice how the composition of the average major league team corresponds almost perfectly to their proportions in American society. It truly is the game that looks like America the most, the other major sports leagues do not even come close.

as seen on visual.ly

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