Social Equity in Sports: Past, Present, and Future
Moderated by ESPN Sports Broadcaster Jessica Mendoza, four panelists addressed issues of racial equity in sports, ranging from past experience to forward-looking recommendations. The panelists were Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson, Los Angeles Galaxy phenomenon Julian Araujo, and Founder and President of Angel City women’s soccer club Julie Uhrman. The one-hour panel discussion addressed ways that sports influence broader society regarding racial discrimination past, present and future. Panelists addressed (1) how sports can be a leader in the struggle for inclusion and equity; (2) the difficulties players of all races and ethnicity have undergone when playing at the high school, collegiate and professional levels; and (3) how teams and leagues should extend their diversity of management and ownership.