The Future of Sport Lab’s Sport, Diversity & Race study examines notions of racism and discrimination in Canadian sport from the perspectives of 32 racialized participants, including executives, senior leaders, sport practitioners and student athletes. The 14-month study was led by Richard Norman and Cheri Bradish of Toronto Metropolitan University.
100% First-hand experience or knowledge of racism and/or discrimination in sport
100% Indicated sport has a dark side and negative impacts on individuals
94% Believed in sport’s positive outcomes regardless of negative experiences
90% Said sport has a significant impact on their lives
46% Stated racism in Canada is the same or worse than the United States
AMONG THE KEY FINDINGS…
- Racism and other forms of discrimination are pervasive within sport cultures
- Racial incidents are just as prevalent in Canadian society as they are in the U.S.
- Racism must be considered in relation to other identity constructs such as gender, sexuality, ability or in combination
- Innovative and compassionate approaches are necessary to dismantle systemic conditions and persistent inequities
Visit Future of Sport Lab to read the report recommendations.