While racist incidents continue to occur in the world of sports across the globe, the fact that more prominent athletes are taking a stand against them is a sign of hope, Richard Lapchick writes.
Women's teams competing in the NCAA tournament are graduating their players at a higher rate than their male counterparts.
From the start, David Stern worked to bring diversity to the NBA and established a legacy of giving to the community while expanding global outreach, Richard Lapchick writes.
The WNBA remains a leader in hiring women and minorities to top positions.
Higher graduation standards and restrictions on tournament payouts based on achievement would challenge schools to improve academics alongside athletics.
The lessons of apartheid still resonate for Dwight Howard, Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Bosh and others on a Basketball Without Borders trip to South Africa.
In December, Richard Lapchick issued a call to action to address the appalling lack of opportunity for minority coaches in college sports. The state of Oregon apparently heard that call.
The WNBA has received the first A-plus given in Richard Lapchick's annual diversity report card on race and gender.
Lovie Smith's success with the Bears is one of the encouraging developments as Richard Lapchick releases the latest Racial and Gender Report Card.
Richard Lapchick has the numbers: The NBA and WNBA lead the way in the push for diversity in hiring practices.
The WNBA again is America's best pro sports league at achieving racial and gender diversity, from front offices down to the court, according to a study released Thursday.
Is the NBA's international movement an attempt to make the league "whiter"? The numbers say no.