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  1. morganovich

    “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the drop on their curve ball…”

    1. …but by the drop on their curve ball

      And the numbers seem to indicate they ARE judged only on that basis. Club owners only ask “what can you contribute to my bottom line”?

      Only organizations of axe grinders like TIDES are concerned with skin color.

  2. MP: “Am I the only one who finds this “racial head counting” of pro athletes so simplistically childish and offensive?

    Nope. You are not alone. It seems especially offensive that TIDES appears to consider all non-white players to be interchangeable, further removing them from consideration for individual merit or the “content of their character”.

  3. It’s not like this is a meaningful body of work from a university that actually merits acknowledgement. UCF? I guess a relatively new university needs some notoriety.

  4. Benjamin Cole

    I note there are no women players in the MLB, meaning overt sexual discrimination.

    I also note, that in many, many years of owning crappy second-hand cars, and thus being a frequent patron of auto repair barns, I have never, ever seen a female mechanic, nor did I ever hear or talk to woman who wanted to be an auto mechanic.

    But I have met several hundred women who wanted to be actresses, dancers, reporters, write children’s books, or be psychiatrists.

    Obviously, there are all victims of social pressures….

  5. “2013 Racial and Gender Report Card for Major League Baseball (MLB)“:”

    Here’s the unofficial gender report for Apple Developers in one photo:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-developer-conference-in-one-photo-2013-6

    1. Here’s the unofficial gender report for Apple Developers in one photo:

      Oh wow! And they’re all law abiding. I wouldn’t hesitate to use that empty ladies room if the need was great enough.

  6. Look more closely at the numbers. They apparently use “black” to mean “African-American.” Latin American and Caribbean players of African ancestry are not counted as black.

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