First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Anais TavolaraFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Rober/Dr. Loris

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

My research analyzes the factors for youth sports choices, focusing on the integration and influence of racial segregation. Background research reveals educational resources, lack of physical education in low-income schools, historical segregation and the influence of the media to be important factors. I incorporated ice hockey and basketball, two sports dominated by Caucasians and African Americans respectively, to highlight the persistent lack of diversity in sports today. We may understand that historical segregation, geographical placement, racism and financial constraints deter a low-income child from pursuing a sport such as ice hockey. Conversely, the historically-lower financial requirements, and easy of access for urban communities, influences its popularity as a choice for African American children.

College and Major available

Welch College of Business, Accounting

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Honors Capstone HN-300-B, Professor Rober/Dr.Loris

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Anais Tavolara Accounting Major Honors Student Year of Graduation:2020

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Apr 24th, 2:00 PM Apr 24th, 4:00 PM

Racial Segregation and the Influence of Sports Selection in Youth

Digital Commons

My research analyzes the factors for youth sports choices, focusing on the integration and influence of racial segregation. Background research reveals educational resources, lack of physical education in low-income schools, historical segregation and the influence of the media to be important factors. I incorporated ice hockey and basketball, two sports dominated by Caucasians and African Americans respectively, to highlight the persistent lack of diversity in sports today. We may understand that historical segregation, geographical placement, racism and financial constraints deter a low-income child from pursuing a sport such as ice hockey. Conversely, the historically-lower financial requirements, and easy of access for urban communities, influences its popularity as a choice for African American children.

 

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