The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports (TIDES) dropped a report yesterday that shocked exactly no one that enjoys reading about sports in these United States: sports departments are still overwhelmingly white and male. For the key statistics, we turn to the Director/Prince of TIDES, Richard Lapchick (tee hee):
“This report shows that in 2008, 94% of the sports editors; 89% of the assistant sports editors; 88% of our columnists; 87% of our reporters; and 89% of our copy editors/designers are white, and those same positions are 94%, 90%, 94%, 91%, and 84% male.”
(”Follow the white guy? Are you sure?”)
Don’t fret it, though, everyone: those percentages may not be budging, but soon there won’t be any sports rooms to worry about. Wire reports and Mariotti for everyone!
Thank goodness the Internet came along to save us from the tyranny of a bunch of white males getting together to talk about sports in the written form. Why, look at all the sports blogs th…
…hey, look at that other thing over there!
Ha HA! Distracting.