First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Phillip FerranolaFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Rober and Professor Loris

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Gender and race discrimination in all different sports are seen as two types of prejudice actions that are active and are seen in the lives of those people for significant time now. All different sports throughout the world display a preference towards either one gender or another and even have a type of favoritism that contributes towards a wage-pay gap for all professional sports players. Also, many sports over the years now display a liking of a certain race of sports players which results in a lot of tension of morale and wage pay. Laws that were adopted, like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made the effort to stop all types of discrimination. Certain laws, like the Equal Pay Act in 1963, made it illegal for different genders to be paid differently for similar actions. Back then, women and men, were known to be less important and discriminated in a way of being paid differently especially in professional soccer, which is why this law addressed this situation and was signed into law in the United States. Since then, progress has been made the women’s team filing a lawsuit, however, it didn’t fix the problem completely. Women still withstand lower wage-pay gap and assumptions due to not generating enough revenue, but even different races of players are still faced with the problems of wage-pay gap. A prime example of racial discrimination in professional basketball was the 1998 NBA lockout. Besides, player morale and athletic performance comes into play when the wage-pay gap discrimination plays a factor in sports. Both morale and performance in sports are affected due to gender and race discrimination not being taken care of. Wage-pay gap in sports caused by gender and race discrimination puts player morale and athletes’ performance in affect. Ethics also comes into question when speaking about these types of discrimination. However, the unacceptable behavior or acts puts ethics in sports into question, as well as inviting unethical decision making.

College and Major available

Accounting, Finance BS

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Honors Capstone – HN-300-C (Rober & Loris)

Location

Session N: West Campus West Building W140

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:15 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 2:15 PM

Students' Information

Phillip Ferranola, Accounting & Finance Major, Honors Minor, Honors Program, Graduating 2022.

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Apr 29th, 1:15 PM Apr 29th, 2:15 PM

How Does Gender and Race Discrimination Produce a Wage-gap Pay in Professional Sports and Its Effects?

Session N: West Campus West Building W140

Gender and race discrimination in all different sports are seen as two types of prejudice actions that are active and are seen in the lives of those people for significant time now. All different sports throughout the world display a preference towards either one gender or another and even have a type of favoritism that contributes towards a wage-pay gap for all professional sports players. Also, many sports over the years now display a liking of a certain race of sports players which results in a lot of tension of morale and wage pay. Laws that were adopted, like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made the effort to stop all types of discrimination. Certain laws, like the Equal Pay Act in 1963, made it illegal for different genders to be paid differently for similar actions. Back then, women and men, were known to be less important and discriminated in a way of being paid differently especially in professional soccer, which is why this law addressed this situation and was signed into law in the United States. Since then, progress has been made the women’s team filing a lawsuit, however, it didn’t fix the problem completely. Women still withstand lower wage-pay gap and assumptions due to not generating enough revenue, but even different races of players are still faced with the problems of wage-pay gap. A prime example of racial discrimination in professional basketball was the 1998 NBA lockout. Besides, player morale and athletic performance comes into play when the wage-pay gap discrimination plays a factor in sports. Both morale and performance in sports are affected due to gender and race discrimination not being taken care of. Wage-pay gap in sports caused by gender and race discrimination puts player morale and athletes’ performance in affect. Ethics also comes into question when speaking about these types of discrimination. However, the unacceptable behavior or acts puts ethics in sports into question, as well as inviting unethical decision making.

 

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