Aug 28, 2020 - Sports

Professional basketball leads the way in Black representation

The NBA and WNBA have frequently taken the lead on athlete activism and social issues, including the Black Lives Matter movement.

Why it matters: This is at least partly due to their racial make-up — and not just at the player level. Both leagues received A+ scores for racial hiring in 2019, per The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.

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