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Mar 20, 2021 - Sports

3. The closed doors of youth sports

Percentage of kids ages 6 to 12 who engaged in no sport activity during the year

Youth sports have become a $19 billion industry centered around suburban life, propped up by the ubiquity of mega-complexes, pay-to-play leagues, personal trainers and constant travel.

Why it matters: The status quo has created a system that disproportionately affects children of color, who already seem to have two strikes against them before even stepping into the batter's box.

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